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Gabon

Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. It covers a land area of nearly 270,000 km² and has an estimated population of 1,500,000. Its capital and largest city is Libreville.

Since its independence from France on August 17, 1960, Gabon has been ruled by three presidents. In the early 1990s, Gabon introduced a multi-party system and a new democratic constitution that allowed for a more transparent electoral process and reformed many governmental institutions. The small population density together with abundant natural resources and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in the region, with the highest HDI in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Headlines Around the Web

Gabon: Local Oil Workers Threaten Strike

Oct 26, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Gabon oil workers threaten strike

Oct 26, 2011 - France24

Ghana: Oil 'Resource Curse' Challenges Govt

Aug 19, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Oil India in talks to buy Maurel's Gabon fields

Jul 21, 2011 - The Times of India

Rwanda: Rwandair Launches Gabon Route

May 17, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Gabon

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes UK

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By IBTimes UK

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By IBTimes UK

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By IBTimes AU

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