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

  • Wed - Nov 22, 2017: Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today.
  • Fri - Nov 17, 2017: IMF - Debt Service to Account for Over 60 Percent of Govt Revenue in Nigeria, Gabon, Angola - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [This Day] Abuja -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that debt servicing costs are becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries, noting that such costs were expected to absorb over 60 per cent of government revenues in 2017 in Nigeria, Angola and Gabon.
  • Thu - Nov 2, 2017: Canal+ Launches Triple Play in Gabon - Vivendi Africa Group Makes a Grab for Fixed Bandwidth Ftth Customers - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Balancing Act] London -Vivendi Africa Group is about to make its first big push in its strategy to position itself in francophone Africa as an FTTH provider. In alliance with French Pay TV provider Canal+ it is just starting to offer a Triple Play service in one of Africa's wealthier francophone countries, Gabon.