The contemporary political history of the Gabonese Republic
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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
- 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:
- 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
- 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).