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The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons in Africa. We are a non-denominational, multinational service organization training African physicians to become general surgeons who are willing to remain in Africa to meet that need.

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Gabon is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to the vast majority of its populationâ's close proximity to the coastline.1 The Gabonese government is in desperate need of the institutionalization of a national strategy for coastal adaptation and mitigation in response to climate change effects.2 The government has been able to develop the Gabon Climate Council and Climate Change Communications Unit in order to mitigate climate change.3

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1 http://www.undp-aap.org/countries/gabon
2-3 Ibid
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Gabon News

WorldOil (subscription) 
THE HAGUE -- Royal Dutch Shell, through its affiliates, has reached an agreement with Assala Energy Holdings, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group, to sell 100% of its Gabon onshore assets for $587 million. The sale and purchase agreement (SPA) is ... See more..
CBS New York 
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — March Madness was in gear Friday evening with the Sweet 16, and there's a local kid for us all to look up to. As CBS2's Otis ... See more..
World Politics Review 
When he was sworn in for a second seven-year term last September, Gabon's president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, renewed a call for all political actors “to sit together and find solutions” after an election season marred by protests, violence and mass arrests. See more..
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Bonds & Loans (registration) 
Analysing and investing in Frontier Emerging Markets usually comes with its fair share of challenges; often, these are centred on availability or quality of data, news, language barriers, and finally, accessibility. Gabon is a great example of how ... See more..
The West Australian 
The statement said the board would seek to identify and secure a suitable technical person to join the company and assist with the upcoming program at Nkembe, an exploration block off the West African nation of Gabon. Pura Vida said it was working with ... See more..
ESPN FC 
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he may limit his involvement with Gabon in order to be fully fit for the Revierderby. See more..
Natural Resources Defense Council 
If the new estimates are correct, Gabon has lost around 80 percent of its forest elephants in just a decade. See more..
Reuters 
BRIEF-Shell sells Gabon onshore assets for $587 mln. March 24 Shell: * Shell divests Gabon onshore interests. * Reached agreement with Assala Energy Holdings Ltd a portfolio company of Carlyle Group to sell 100 percent of its Gabon onshore interests ... See more..
Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog) 
Warriors and Orlando Pirates gunman Tendai Ndoro has lashed out at former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa for deliberately sidelining him in Gabon during th... See more..
africanews 
According to the head of Gabon's Popular Democratic Block trade union, Paskhal Nkoulou, only the direct intervention of Ali Bongo Ondimba can bring a long lasting solution to the crisis. The strike started when Gabonese teachers requested better ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea
Area

Total 267,667 sq km
Land 257,667 sq km
Water 10,000 sq km

Climate

tropical; always hot, humid ;
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; poaching ;

Demographics

Nationality
Gabonese
Population
1,640,286 (July 2013 est.)
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Gabon enjoys a per capita income four times that of most sub-Saharan African nations, but because of high income inequality, a large proportion of the population remains poor. Gabon depended on timber and manganese until oil was discovered offshore in the early 1970s. The economy was reliant on oil for about 50% of its GDP, about 70% of revenues, and 87% of goods exports for 2010, although some fields have passed their peak production. A rebound of oil prices from 1999 to 2008 helped growth, but declining production has hampered Gabon from fully realizing potential gains. Gabon signed a 14-month ...See More Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF in May 2007, and later that year issued a $1 billion sovereign bond to buy back a sizable portion of its Paris Club debt. Gabon continues to face fluctuating prices for its oil, timber, and manganese exports. Despite the abundance of natural wealth, poor fiscal management has stifled the economy. However, President BONGO ONDIMBA has made efforts to increase transparency and is taking steps to make Gabon a more attractive investment destination to diversify the economy. BONGO ONDIMBA has attempted to boost growth by increasing government investment in human resources and infrastructure. GDP grew more than 6% per year over the 2010-12 period. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$25.91 billion (2012 est.); $24.4 billion (2011 est.); $22.79 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

47.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 44.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 51.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber; cattle; okoume (a tropical softwood); fish
Industries

petroleum extraction and refining; manganese, gold; chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement