Advocates Africa made contact with a Christian Senior Magistrate and a missionary in Gabon in 2006. The AI Liaison visited Gabon in October 2007 and met with magistrates and Lawyers encouraging them to start an organization. Gabon is one of Africa’s French-speaking Countries with a small population more than half of which are below the age of 21.

Gabon sits on the Equator in western Africa bordered by Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and the Republic of Congo making it difficult and expensive to travel to. About 85% of the country is covered with rainforest. Gabon is one of the most mineral rich countries in Africa and holds a record as one country in Africa with the longest serving President (President Omar Bongo ruled the country from 1967 till his death in 2008)

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