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: 2,230,908 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic Groups:

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

  • Roman Catholic: 42.3%
  • Protestant: 12.3%
  • Other Christian: 27.4%
  • Muslim: 9.8%
  • Animist: <1%
  • Other <1%
  • None: 7.1%

Language(s):

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

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RECENT NEWS

  • Sat - Nov 21, 2020: GFF Responds to Gabon Delegation Claims - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [The Point] The President of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF), Lamin Kaba Bajo, has strongly responded to allegations made by the Gabonese football delegation which attracted massive international media attention as most of which only relied on Arsenal and Gabon captain, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's version on social media.
  • Tue - Nov 17, 2020: Gambia Eye Revenge Against Gabon in AFCON Qualifier Today - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [The Point] The Gambia senior national team; the Scorpions are eyeing for revenge against Gabon in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers following their 2-1 slip to the Gabonese in their first-leg tie played at Franceville on Thursday.
  • Mon - Nov 16, 2020: GRTS to Broadcast Gambia-Gabon Game - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [The Point] The Gambia Football Federation Event Management Committee Chairman, William Abraham has stated that they have agreed with the state broadcaster (GRTS)...
  • Fri - Nov 13, 2020: Gambia Faces Gabon in AFCON Qualifiers Today - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [The Point] The Gambia senior national team; the Scorpions will face Gabon in their group D encounter of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers today, Thursday at Franceville at 4.30 p.m.
  • Thu - Nov 12, 2020: Aubameyang Flies Private Jet for Gabon Matches - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Nairobi News] Arsenal captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang could afford the luxury of a private jet as he flew back home to feature for his country in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches.