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

  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Body of Gabon Man Found - Port Elizabeth - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [SAPS] Police in Port Elizabeth recovered the body of David Rene Roger Bellet-Brissaud (48) this afternoon, 19/04 from the Port Elizabeth harbour.
  • Thu - Apr 19, 2018: First Ladies Who Gave Birth to Presidents - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Nairobi News] A rare breed of women who were married to Presidents and gave birth to a presidents is slowly exiting the stage, the latest being former United States First Lady Barbara Bush.
  • Tue - Apr 17, 2018: History Beckons Masry Against Mounana - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [CAF] Egyptian side El Masry are eyeing a historical mini-league stage berth when they host to Gabonese side Mounana on Tuesday in Port Said. Masry, who are having their second consecutive appearance in the second-tier continental club competition exited last year's edition at the same stage, and will be hoping to come out unscathed and reach the group stage for the first time.
  • Sat - Apr 14, 2018: Gabonese Ironman Contestant Disappears In The Middle of the Night - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [News24Wire] Police are searching for a missing Ironman contestant who went missing in the early morning hours on Friday, ahead of this weekend's Ironman Africa championship in Port Elizabeth.
  • Tue - Apr 10, 2018: Bongo's Constitutional 'Power Grab' and the Resistance - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [African Arguments] Sweeping constitutional changes mean Bongo could be president for life. Will Gabon's citizens show their displeasure at the ballot box this month?