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: 2,119,036 (2018)

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

  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: President Bongo in First Live Public Appearance After Stroke - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Vanguard] President Ali Bongo of Gabon on Friday made his first live appearance in public nearly 10 months after suffering a stroke, attending ceremonies in the capital Libreville, an AFP reporter saw.
  • Tue - Aug 6, 2019: Gabon's Media Regulator Does it Again, Suspending a Leading News Site - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Gabon's media regulator, the High Authority for Communication (HAC), has shut down one of the country's most popular news websites for a month. The HAC keeps on harassing the media and this latest arbitrary sanction confirms its complete loss of credibility.