Gabon. Following a beginning border dispute with
Equatorial Guinea in 2003, Gabon and the neighboring country
agreed in January to resolve the dispute with the help of
the UN mediation. According to
CountryAAH, the total population in Gabon is 2,225,745 people in 2020.
The disagreement concerns the rights of
the islands of Mbagne, Cocotiers and Congas in the
Coriscovian Gulf, just outside the common land border of the
countries. The area around the islands is believed to
contain significant oil reserves, but disputes have so far
prevented commercial exploration. A Canadian former UN
ambassador, Yves Fortier, was appointed mediator.