Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had three presidents. In the early 1990s, Gabon introduced a multi-party system and a new democratic constitution that allowed for a more transparent electoral process and reformed many governmental institutions. Gabon was also a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2010–2011 term.
Low population density, abundant petroleum, and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the 4th highest HDI and the third highest GDP per capita (PPP) (after Equatorial Guinea and Botswana) in the region. GDP grew by more than 6% per year from 2010 to 2012. However, because of inequality in income distribution, a significant proportion of the population remains poor.
Residing in the forest areas of Central and West Africa and known as the shortest people in the world, Pygmies are still seeking to preserve their culture of hunting that has existed for thousands of years ...Zambia, Gabon and Angola. - Preservation of 5,000-year-old hunting culture.
It is now known elite members of an ancient culture living around Africa’s deep and inaccessible Iroungou Cave in Gabon mutilated their faces by removing selected teeth, which changed the shape of their faces ... Archaeologists studying the unusual and amazing remains in Iroungou Cave in tropical Gabon, Africa.
Moving on to the unexpected similarities between two such distant countries, in our ancient cultures, both Chile and Egypt have processes of mummification ... The amazing culture and civilization that you have here ... countries have often found similarities between their culture.
Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has approved new financial assistance for social, development, educational and cultural projects in six member states. Jordan, Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Somalia are the beneficiaries of the development aid, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
La scène se déroule au “Village Graine de Bolokoboué”, une ferme située au nord de Libreville, la capitale du Gabon. Spécialisé dans la culture maraîchère, le site est une école de formation pour des dizaines de jeunes Gabonais intéressés par les métiers de l’agriculture afin de les rendre actifs et indépendants.
“Pas de table, juste des chaises !”, s’exclame la propriétaire de ce bistrot de Libreville, qui accueille à la sauvette les clients malgré le confinement imposé au Gabon pour lutter contre le nouveau coronavirus ... “L’urbanité au Gabon est très empreinte de la culture villageoise, on vit dehors et le foyer n’est que l’endroit où dormir”, résume M.
The justification for the megalomaniac spending for that event had to be cultural — to alter, fundamentally, the way Africans see themselves and how the world sees us ... we began to research global cultural events that the continent had hosted in the 20th century, that were not restricted by the instrumental logic that guided South Africa’sWorld Cup.