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Jean  Ping
Gabon

Jean Ping

Date of Birth: November 1942
Place of Birth: Omboué, Gabon


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Bongo's incredible win

Early results showed that the main challenger, Jean Ping, had won the larger share of the vote, winning in six of nine provinces, including the largest, Estuaire, where roughly half the population lives...


Bongo's sure bet

Two oppositionists may have rallied to presidential candidate Jean Ping at the last minute on 16 August but that won't be enough to stop President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba from walking away with victory at the poll on 27 August...


Party pooper

The former Chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, left in 2014 and last month, the PDG's Héritage et modernité faction, led by Alexandre Barro Chambrier and Jonathan Ignoumba, was expelled...


Little rain on Bongo's parade

His defiance was evident in the place that he chose to make his declaration: a point midway between the oil city of Port-Gentil, an opposition stronghold, and Omboué, home town of the former Foreign Minister and later Chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, who now aspires to be leader of the opposition and its presidential candidate (AC Vol 55 No 18, Electioneering begins)...


Electioneering begins

Meanwhile, the oppositionist and former African Union Commission Chairman, Jean Ping, faces criticism that he does not offer a real alternative to the ruling Parti démocratique gabonais (PDG) because he was a top political baron under the four-decade 'big man' rule by the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba (AC Vol 55 No 4, Ping's pop at Ali)...


Ping's pop at Ali

The former Chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, has broken his studied silence on Gabon’s domestic politics...


The power of the south

Certainly, she has tried hard to reconcile the Francophone supporters of Gabon’s Jean Ping – against whom she won a hard-fought election victory in July – to the South African leadership of the organisation...


    Vol 53 No 20 |
  • MALI

Mali a l’Amisom

Paris is pushing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint Jean Ping, outgoing Chairman of the African Union Commission, as his Special Envoy for the Sahel region, a new position that could turn into head of an Amisom-type presence in Mali...


Zuma hits back as mining unrest spreads

Even his ex-wife, the veteran politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, took a swipe at him at her farewell as Home Affairs Minister, en route to Addis Ababa to take over the chair of the African Union Commission from Gabon’s Jean Ping (AC Vol 52 No 15, Dlamini-Zuma takes charge)...


Rail to the chief

She defeated the incumbent, Gabon’s Jean Ping, prompting criticism that South Africa had used its position as a leading financial contributor to control the choice of the AU’s top job (See A diplomatic coup in Addis)...


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