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September 14, 2016 Gabon: High Demand for Democracy, Short Supply
"Among 36 African countries surveyed in 2014/2015, Gabon ranks at or
near the bottom on every indicator of election quality and fairness,
according to citizen responses collected in September and October 2015.
... Gabon ranks dead last in public trust in the election commission.
... [at the same time] Gabon ranks near the top in favoring multiparty
competition and term limits on presidents, as well as in disapproving of one-party and one-man
rule." - Afrobarometer
Jun 30, 2011 USA/Gabon: Blind Eye for Corruption
The White House was brief in an official statement after the
June 9 visit of the President of Gabon. The statement concluded
by noting that "President Obama urged President Bongo Ondimba to
take bold steps to root out corruption and to reform the
judiciary and other key institutions to ensure the protection of
human rights, and he welcomed the reforms that Gabon has taken
under President Bongo Ondimba to bring more transparency and
accountability to government. Both leaders agreed to continue
to work together to promote peace and security, as well as
advance good governance in Gabon."
Feb 8, 2010 USA/Africa: Two to Tango
Corruption is not a solitary activity, and the networks that
promote corruption are rarely confined to one country or one
continent. For corruption in Africa, countries outside the
continent enter the picture not only when foreign companies pay
bribes for access. They are also a preferred location for stolen
wealth. A newly released investigative report from a U.S. Senate
Subcommittee provides four detailed case studies of funds from
Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, and Angola, tracing connections
to U.S. banks, lawyers, real-estate agents, financial institutions,
and even a university.
Oct 29, 2009 Africa: Climate Change and Natural Resources
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
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October 30, 2017 Africa/Global: Recent Books Read & Recommended
October 9, 2017 Africa/Global: Tobacco Industry Targets Africa Markets
September 25, 2017 Africa/Global: How Women Lose from Tax Injustice
August 8, 2017 Africa: Bridge to Education, or to Nowhere?
July 31, 2017 Africa: Visa Openness on the Agenda?
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