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Gabon

Gabon

Population: 1.97 mn.
GDP: $14.21 bn.
Debt: $5.07 bn.

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New at the convivial party

Of Gabon's 35 registered political parties, 29 belong to the presidential majority in what President Omar Bongo calls his 'convivial democracy'.


Hear those drums

For want of opposition, President Bongo can plan to rule until 2012

After three decades at the head of one of Africa's worst managed and most corrupt oil economies, President Omar Bongo might well expect some political trouble. Quite the opposite. ...


Hey big spender

The fuss over how President El Hadj Omar Bongo came to deposit over US$180 million in three private Citibank accounts in New York won't go away.


Digging deeper holes

Debts and corruption are rocking President Bongo's African emirate

A massive hole in Gabon's public finances - some say of more than US$350 million - is at the heart of its growing financial and political crisis. By the end of last year, arrears t...


Bongo's lobby fest

President El Hadj Omar Bongo may not have got to see President Bill Clinton or Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (the latter because of an ostensible diary clash) but his 18-21...


Bongo for Bill

Frenetic efforts are being made by Washington lobbyists to secure a meeting for President El Hadj Omar Bongo with President Bill Clinton, with a White House encounter slated for 21...


Bongo rebounds

President El Hadj Omar Bongo will be one of the grimmer-faced heads of state attending the Francophone Summit in Paris on 26-28 November. He is still favoured to win the presidenti...


Clouds over summit

There is anxiety in Libreville and Brussels that events in Congo-Brazzaville might stop guests turning up at the first ever summit of the African-Caribbean-Pacific states, due in G...


Pas si joli

It is turning out worse than they had feared in Paris. President Omar Bongo's government in Gabon has cut out his old ally, France's Elf Aquitaine, in favour of a deal with Energy ...


Have petrol, will travel

Local elections are due this month after President Bongo's three-year delay

The elections due on 20 October are more politically significant than municipal polls usually manage to be. This is because they are seen as completing the process of transition to...


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