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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?
Expat community varies. There are a lot of French families living in town. Bechtel has a large presence with about 100 Americans in Libreville. The Embassy has 20 employees. Embassy morale has been dreadful for over a year necessitating a visit from FLO to help workout the problems. This was due to 1 person and his handler who have thankfully departed Post so the Embassy can begin to heal. However, I suspect the recovery process will take some time. - Jul 23, 2014
It varies. Once you get past some of the difficulties of working here it wasn't so bad. Our company morale was pretty good and we made good friends who worked for an agriculture firm Olam and they loved it. The American Embassy morale seemed quite low during our time in Libreville, but we were friends with some of them and they seemed to survive. We also became friends with two Lebanese couples and the Lebanese community was quite happy. - Oct 24, 2013
Large and fun. - Apr 12, 2012
Small. - Aug 3, 2011
Moderately large for the size of Libreville. Mostly French. - Jul 16, 2010