COAT OF ARMS
Government: Dominant-Party Presidential Republic
Current President: Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba
Population: 2,119,036 (2018)
Land Size: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- 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.