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: 1,772,255 (2017)

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

  • Thu - Oct 11, 2018: Legislative and Municipal Elections - Another Bad Outing for Opposition - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [allAfrica] While the electoral body has not yet published the results of last weekends legislative and local elections, trends from polling stations indicate a high absentee rate. A situation that plays in favour of the ruling party and might see an end to the career of some political heavy weights who did not make it past the first round.
  • Fri - Sep 14, 2018: Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But... - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today.