COAT OF ARMS
Government: Dominant-Party Presidential Republic
Current President: Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba
Population: 1,772,255 (2017)
Land Size: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Aug 2, 2018: Trade-Offs in Managing Tramadol Abuse in Central Africa - AllAfrica News: Gabon
[ISS] Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid poses risks for health and security. Health practitioners are faced with the dilemma of restricting its availability to curb abuse, at the expense of patients who need it to relieve pain.
- Thu - Jul 26, 2018: Gabonese and Sudanese Leaders Received By Putin in Russia - AllAfrica News: Gabon
[Fahamu] On 14 July 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin warmly received two African leaders, Gabonese Ali Bongo Ondimba and Sudanese Omar al-Bashir, within the framework of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.