The contemporary political history of the Gabonese Republic (Gabon)

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Gabon Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997
From U.S. Department of State. Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 30 January 1998. Informative, but from a U.S. perspective.
Gabon: Country Profile
ABC News, from 1998 CIA Factbook. A useful, although static and reductionist, overview of Gabon.
Gabon's Bongo Latest Strongman to Maintain Grip
By James Rupert, Washington Post, Thursday 10 December 1998. The government of this small, oil-producing state on Africa's Atlantic coast declared overnight that Bongo, who has ruled for 31 years, had won a landslide victory in Sunday's election, giving him another seven years in office.
Freedom in the World 1998-99: Gabon
Freedom House Survey 1999. Another overview of Gabon from a Western perspective.
Bongo sworn in
BBC World Service, Thursday 21 January 1999. President Omar Bongo of Gabon has been sworn in for a further seven-year term at a ceremony in Libreville. Mr. Bongo, who has been in power for thirty years, was re-elected last month (brief).
US to Build Military Warehouse At Libreville Airport
Panafrican News Agency, 25 October 2000. A senior US defence official has held discussions with authorities in Gabon on the planned construction of a transit warehouse at Libreville airport. Example of expansion of U.S. imperial presence in Africa.
Appel de l'opposition pour une grève générale à Port-Gentil
Panafrican News Agency, 5 November 2000. The Gabon Party of Progress (PGP-oppositon) has called for a general strike on next November 10th at Port-Gentil in order to progest against the adjournment ofthe electino of a new local mayor (in French).