On Tuesday (17 August) Gabon celebrated eleven years of independence form France. Gabon is a?
LV Libreville and name board
LV & CU Loon M'ba tomb
LV Town Hall
GV Electricity and Water Company building
GV National Teaching Institute
GV Entrance to Central Hospital
GV New apartment building
GV & SVs People at traditional market (5 shots)
GV New Airport building (2 shots)
LV Helicopter and aircraft on tarmac (2 shots)
GVs New Social Security Ministry and signboard (2 shots)
LV & GVs Hotel Continental nearing completion (3 shots)
CU Hotel Le Gamba from beach (2 shots)
GV & SV Tractor working on new sea wall (2 shots)
GV Avenue Pompidou alongside see (2 shots)
GV & SV Construction work on Owende port installations
LV Cranes (2 shots)
LV Dredging equipment(2 shots)
GV New warehouses under construction
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Background: On Tuesday (17 August) Gabon celebrated eleven years of independence form France. Gabon is a rapidly developing nation and it's capital, libreville reflects the developments that are going on in other parts of the nation. New hotels, warehouses, airports, and apartment buildings are being constructed, and roads and communication facilities are being improved.
A French colony since the end of the 19th century, it formed, with the now independent countries of Chad, Central African Republic, and the People's Republic of the Congo, the area known as French Equatorial Africa. In 1946 it was given a measure of self-rule and later, under President de Gaulle's Fifth Republic constitution, the territory voted for independence. It became the independent country of Gabon in August, 1960, with M. Leon M'ba, former vice-president of the governing council under the French Governor, becoming Head of State.
Gabon has enjoyed almost continuous political stability and relatively full employment. Most of the populations employed in agricultural work, but in recent years more of the vast mineral resources of the country have been tapped.
President M'ba died in 1967 and he was succeeded by the young and able Vice-President, M. Albert Bongo.