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

  • Mon - Sep 18, 2017: Speech By High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini At the European Parliament Urgency Debate On Gabon - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [PR Newswire] Brussels -Mr President, one year after the heavily contested presidential elections in Gabon, the situation has reached a stalemate, with no prospect of a political solution to the country's divisions and to the crisis.
  • Thu - Sep 14, 2017: Bongo DCE Welcomes First-Timers to School - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Ghana Govt.] The District Chief Executive [DCE] for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Hon. Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa has formally welcomed several tens of first-time pupils into the formal school system at some selected schools across the district.
  • Sun - Sep 10, 2017: How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014.
  • Sat - Sep 2, 2017: Elections Still a Weak Spot in Central Africa - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Africa Renewal] The special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), François Louncény Fall, appeared before the UN Security Council in June to brief it on the situation in the Central African region.