August 16, 2011 - Independence Day – Gabon

Gabon, which used to be a French colony, has been an inde- pendent nation since this day in 1960. It is one of the most prosperous countries in African south of the Saharan Desert, because it has quite a few natural resources and a relatively small population.

Two things you might want to think about in connection with Gabon are:
  • its tropical rainforests.

    • Its elephants, who carve elephant trails through the tropical rainforests.

    Check out this very short but truly lovely video of Gabon. 

    Don't watch this next video, which is about the problem of poachers, if you are squeamish!

    Find out more about Gabon here.

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