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GABON NEWS

The real winners? The host nation




Gabon is revving up to enter the limelight as a co-host of the continent’s most important sporting event: the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Aug 12, 2011

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Gabon


‘Libreville is a friendly and pleasant place that we try to protect’


Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane, Mayor of Libreville

Jean-François Ntoutoume has ambitious plans to turn his city into one of Africa’s cleanest and most beautiful and prosperous places to live Aug 12, 2011

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Gabon


Restoring Libreville’s former splendor




The city to which former slaves returned is now undergoing a new transition: City Hall is infusing new life into projects that will boost the economy and... Aug 12, 2011

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Gabon


Social security for all a top priority




As the cost of providing pensions and disability support is rising, the state is encouraging the large percentage of Gabonese workers and employers in... Aug 12, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Gabon


Upgrading Gabon’s main access to world markets




Because Gabon’s economy depends on exports of raw materials – chiefly oil, wood and minerals – Gabon’s ports are vital to the country’s... Aug 12, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Gabon


Africa’s 1st universal healthcare




The Gabonese government is fighting poverty and social exclusion through broader access to healthcare Aug 12, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Gabon


Sogatra’s new fleet will be a boost for public transport




Following years of being overlooked, investing heavily in public transport is now a government priority Aug 12, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Gabon


CGC ensures trade fluidity that is safe, fast and guaranteed




The Conseil Gabonais des Chargeurs (CGC), or Gabonese Loader Council, supervises the nation’s trade and freight sector to guarantee secure goods... Aug 12, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Gabon


Fast forward emergence




Oil has made the small, sparsely populated state of Gabon one of the wealthiest in Africa, but with production in decline new ways of securing the future... Aug 12, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Gabon



LOCATION: 

Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea



CAPITAL:

Libreville

   

AREA - comparative: 


slightly smaller than Colorado



DISPUTES - international:

UN urges Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to resolve the sovereignty dispute over Gabon-occupied Mbane Island and lesser islands and to establish a maritime boundary in hydrocarbon-rich Corisco Bay



GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 5.2%

industry: 53.7%

services: 41.1% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products: 

cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber; cattle; okoume update paises set descripcion = a tropical softwood); fish



INDUSTRIES: 

petroleum extraction and refining; manganese, gold; chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement



EXPORTS:

$9.371 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 91

$5.941 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities: 

crude oil 70%, timber, manganese, uranium



EXPORTS - partners:

US 24.4%, China 13.6%, France 6.3%, Malaysia 5.9%, Spain 5.8%, Germany 5.3%, Trinidad and Tobago 4.8%, South Korea 4% update paises set descripcion = 2009)



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