Gabon

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INFORMATION

Capital: Libreville

Government: Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Economy:

  • Oil and petroleum related goods are responsible for about 50% GDP, about 70% of revenues, and 87% of goods exports.
  • Wood processing, food and beverage processing contribute to industrial GDP and, together with oil industries, combine to account for nearly 64% of GDP.

Population: 1, 673,000 (2014)

Land Size: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Fang
  • Bapounou
  • Nzebi
  • Obamba
  • Other Africans and Europeans: ~154,000
    • Including…
      • French: ~10,700
      • Dual Nationality: ~11,000
Religions:

  • Christian: 55-75%
  • Animist: < 1%
  • Muslim: < 1%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Fang
  • Myene
  • Nzebi
  • Bapounou/Eschira
  • Bandjabi

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: All Must Crusade Against Child Labour - Bongo Dce - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Ghana Govt.] The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr Ayinbisa Ayamga Peter, has called on students in Ghana to be ambassadors and advocates against child labour and other forms of violations against children for they are among the category of persons who often suffer these abuses.
  • Fri - Jun 9, 2017: 2017 Bece Underway in Bongo With 1,852 Candidates - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Ghana Govt.] The 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which began on Monday is going on smoothly in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region with 1,852 candidates from about 53 Junior High Schools writing the prescribed papers.
  • Fri - Jun 9, 2017: David Roddie Elated At Working With Bongo Flava Artistes - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -One month ago news broke that Bongo Flava artiste Malaika who has now rebranded as Queen Malaika had signed a deal with Scottish producer David Roddie who owns Urban Studios in Glasgow.
  • Fri - Jun 2, 2017: Senator George Weah Visits President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [FrontPageAfrica] Liberville -Montserrado County Senator George M. Weah, political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change along with his Vice Standard Bearer and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor of Bong County, Thursday paid a courtesy visit on the President of Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba at the presidential palace in Liberville, Gabon.
  • Wed - May 31, 2017: Old Guards Left Out As Cranes Regroup - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Monitor] Kampala -The Cranes regrouped yesterday ahead of their first competitive fixture since featuring at Afcon in Gabon at the start of the year.