Six percent of the population of Gabon practice Islamaccording to a estimate. Eighty to ninety percent of the Muslims are foreigners. Islamic, Catholic and Protestant denominations operate primary and secondary schools in Gabon. Gabon muslim
These schools are Gabon muslim to register with the Ministry of Education, which is charged with ensuring that these religious schools meet the same standards required for public schools. The government does not contribute funds to private schools, whether religious or secular.
The Gabonese Government celebrates some Christian and Muslim holy days as national holidays.
The government television stations accorded free transmission time to the Catholic Church, some Protestant congregations, and Islamic mosques. Some Protestant denominations alleged that the government television station does not accord free airtime to minority religious groups.
Protestants have alleged in the
Gabon muslim that the armed forces favor Catholics and Muslims in hiring and promotion. Gabon's executive branch was controlled by a Muslim, Omar Bongofrom to Bongo converted to Islam in and changed his name from Albert-Bernard Bongo to its current form. Gabon is a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperationhaving joined under Bongo's leadership in During the conference, heads of Gabon muslim 34 Islamic societies of Gabon signed an agreement for undertaking coordinated Islamic works on the sidelines of the event.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Islam by country Islam in Africa. Islam in the Americas. "Gabon muslim"