Gabon troops to be backbone of French forces

By: fela olugbogi French Prime Minister Francois Fillon told his country’s troops in Gabon on Sunday that they will form the backbone of Paris’ forces in its former colonies in west Africa.


Full Name Gabonese Republic Capital Libreville Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 17 August, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 267,745 km2 (76th)103,347 sq mi Total Population (2005 estimate) 1,454,867 (150th) Time Zone WAT (UTC+1) Currency CFA FRanc GDP (nominal, 2008 estimate) $14.584 billion GDP Per Capita $8085 Human Development Index […]