• Gabon becomes a French protectorate. 

  • Gabon becomes part of the French Equatorial.

  • Gabon becomes independent.
  • Total Gabon, a French oil company, signs a deal to export Gabonese crude oil to China. Also, the government signs a deal with a Chinese company to exploit around one billion tons of iron ore. 

  • Gabon signs new deals with India and Singapore for major infrastructure projects.

  • Gabon and Equatorial Guinea co-host the African Cup of Nations, the continent's largest soccer tournament. Also, Gabon drops French as its official language in favor of English.


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