In this section Economic performance and outlook Economic growth continued despite the fall in oil prices, reaching 2. In Januaryauthorities approved an economic revitalization plan to address the current economic crisis by containing macroeconomic and budgetary imbalances and stimulating growth. To tackle the economic shock that Gabon has been experiencing sincethe government has committed to revitalization measures, including implementing budgetary adjustments, developing infrastructure, and promoting the private sector as a driver of economic diversification and transformation.
Gabonese pop artist Patience Dabanywho now lives in the US, produces albums recorded in Los Angeles with a distinctively Gabonese element; they are popular throughout Francophone Africa. Imported rock and hip hop from the US and UK are popular in Gabon, as are rumbamakossa and soukous.
National music The national anthem of Gabon is " La Concorde ", written and composed by Georges Aleka Damas and adopted in upon independence. He was classically trained in Europe, and his compositions reflect the influence of Western classical music.
He stayed, and studied at the Petit Conservatoire. By the s, he was at the forefront of a wave of popular Francophone African music stars, beginning with the release of Nandipo in Akendegue was supported by Pierre Barouha powerful man in the French music industry, responsible for launching the careers of Brigitte Fontaine and Jacques Higelinamong others.
Akendegue came to be seen as a spokesperson for the Gabonese people, and for the poor and dispossessed of all Africa. After spending twenty years in France, Akendegue returned to Gabon despite concerns over government censorship of his music.
He wound up being appointed a government advisor. The s saw the formation of Africa No. Musicians from across Africa and even in the Caribbean travelled to Libreville to record. Though Libreville was producing enough pan-African hits in the 80s to rival cities like Abidjan and Johannesburg for popular music, the end of the decade saw the music scene die out.Gabon: An Example For All of Africa The country of Gabon is praised as being one of the most successful countries in Africa.
Gabon is a very diverse country in many ways. Gabon has also been recognized for its successes on the environmental front, and the country was ranked th in the world, and fourth in Africa, in Yale University's .
The Flag of Gabon The Coat of arms of Gabon The location of Gabon An enlargeable map of the Gabonese Republic The following outline is provided as an overview and topical guide to Gabon (the Gabonese Republic): Gabon – country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the .
Gabon is a French equatorial country, home to over forty ethnic groups.
The largest group is the Fang, forming 40 percent of the population. Other major groups are the Teke, the Eshira, and the Pounou. Gabon:An Example For All of Africa The country of Gabon is praised as being one of the most successful countries in Africa.
Gabon is a very diverse country in many ways. There are a variety of different tribes that call Gabon home.
Also, the land differs through out the county. Gabon: An Example For All of Africa The country of Gabon is praised as being one of the most successful countries in Africa.
Gabon is a very diverse country in many ways.