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Gabon

Gabon, the last of the four territories which had formed French Equatorial Africa, achieved independence on 17 August 1960 with Gabriel Léon M'Ba as president. Find out more about Gabon with these resources…

Pre-Colonial Gabon
The history of Pre-Colonial Gabon - from the arrival of the Bantu Migration to the first treaties with France.

Background Notes: Gabon
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Gabon. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.

Gabon History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Gabon’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.

Gabon - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Gabon. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Gabon’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Timeline for Gabon from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Gabon given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

CIA World Fact Book: Gabon
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

Gabon's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Gabon's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

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