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Yearbook 1999

Gabon. As a result of the December 1998 re-election of President Omar Bongo, the government was reformed in January. According to Countryaah official website, Former Prime Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane, was appointed new Prime Minister. He is one of the president's closest confidants, with more than 20 years of government experience, and led Bongo's reelection campaign.

1999 Gabon

The ongoing fighting in neighboring Congo-Brazzaville led to increased refugee flows into Gabon during the latter part of the year, which requested assistance from the UN to cope with the reception. At least 10,000 Congolese came across the border in no time.

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