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

  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon for the artistic way they approached the game.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Serengeti Boys Head Coach Proud of Players - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Citizen] Libreville -Ahead of last night's Group B decider against Niger at the Stade de Port Gentil, Tanzania's U-17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys, head coach, Bakari Shime, spoke to CAFONLINE.COM. The 47-year-old enthused that Serengeti Boys, as the national youth team is called, would avoid defeat the Junior Menas and secure their country's first qualification to any FIFA-organised tournament, by securing a ticket for the 2017 World U-17 Cup in India later this year. Below are excerpts...
  • Thu - May 18, 2017: Govt to Continue to Bankroll Serengeti Boys - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Citizen] Dodoma -The government has reiterated that it will continue to provide financial support to the National under 17 soccer team, which is currently participating in the CAF U-17 championship in Gabon.
  • Thu - May 11, 2017: Serengeti Boys Matches to Come Live On DStv - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Daily News] Nation Under-17 football team, Serengeti Boys, matches in the upcoming Africa Youth Championship (AYC) finals will be live on DStv, allowing millions of Tanzanians enjoy the full tournaments scheduled to take place in Gabon from Saturday to May 28th 2017.
  • Thu - May 11, 2017: Serengeti Boys Given All-Clear After Tests - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Citizen] Coaches breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as Serengeti Boys players were sanctioned to compete at the 2017 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Libreville, Gabon.