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14 Aug 2019 | 09:29 AM UTC

Gabon: Independence Day events August 17

Gabon News Alert

Nationwide Independence Day celebrations scheduled August 17; administrative and commercial disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Libreville). COUNTRY/REGION Gabon


Gabon will hold Independence Day celebrations across the country on Saturday, August 17. The main events to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the country's independence are expected to take place in Franceville, as well as other urban areas. In Franceville, festivities, including parades, concerts, and fireworks are planned throughout the day, notably at La Place des Fêtes.

Administrative and commercial disruptions are anticipated nationwide during the celebrations. Localized traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the events. 


Individuals in Gabon, particularly in Franceville, are advised to expect crowded conditions, longer travel times, and increased security measures during the celebrations.


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