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: 2,230,908 (2020)

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

  • Mon - Oct 11, 2021: Angola Vs Gabon - Race to the World Cup - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan national team, ranked third in group F with three points, seek to get ahead in the race of access to the next world cup, when they face Gabon (4th and last, with 1 point) this Monday, in Franceville Stadium, in a match for the fourth round of the eliminatory stage.
  • Mon - Oct 4, 2021: New Global Probe Exposes African Leaders' Secret Offshore Wealth - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -- A number of African leaders have been named by an international consortium of journalists as secretly owning assets overseas which show some of them to be enormously wealthy compared to the citizens of their own countries.
  • Wed - Sep 22, 2021: Presidential Election - New Eligibility Conditions Afoot - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Cameroon Tribune] A new bill modifying certain electoral articles has been proposed by the National Assembly.