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Gabon

Population: 1.711 mn.
GDP: $20.7 bn.
Debt: $4.32 bn.

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Bongo's sure bet

The presence of 13 opposition candidates does little to blunt the certainty that the President will be re-elected

Two oppositionists may have rallied to presidential candidate Jean Ping at the last minute on 16 August but that won't be enough to stop President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba from walkin...


Party pooper

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba's re-election campaign looks less of a cosmetic exercise now that National Assembly President Guy Nzouba Ndama has declared he will stand in the 28 ...


Little rain on Bongo's parade

A series of defections leaves the President reliant on close family, cronies and poll manipulation

The temperature of the presidential election campaign, which is due in August, has risen by several degrees this month after squabbles erupted in the ruling Parti démocratique gabo...


Capital flight

An embarrassing airing of the wealth, extravagance and lavish use of private jets by President Ali Bongo and his family and vast entourage is in store, once a lawsuit by a Swiss av...


Bashing Bongo

Seasoned investigative journalist Pierre Péan has put the cat among the pigeons yet again with a stream of sensational claims about President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba and his f...


Electioneering begins

Tension between the government and opposition is already mounting before the presidential election in 2016

The 2016 presidential election campaign has already begun in Libreville. President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba is trying to explain away his government's glacial progress in fighting cor...


Ping's pop at Ali

The former Chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, has broken his studied silence on Gabon’s domestic politics. He has disavowed any relationship with the govern...


Trees fall in the forest

Inspections of Asian timber firms reveal violations of forestry laws by companies in Woleu-Ntem and Ogooué-Ivindo provinces

The Direction Provinciale des Eaux et Forets du Woleu-Ntem shut down the sawmill of the Société Linshen Gabon on 18 October. Inspectors found that the Chinese company...


Tax troubles but business buoyant

Despite the legal actions and environmental problems, relations between the governments of Gabon and China are still strong

Punitive action against a Chinese oil company following a tax dispute has not undercut Libreville-Beijing ties. Although the government revoked Sinopec-owned Addax Petroleum’...


Middleman at the gate

On 26 April at the Libreville headquarters of Oil India Limited, Paul Maurice Tomo lay shirtless on the ground in front of a painted sheet that read: ‘Five years that this has las...


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