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Jean  Ping
Gabon

Jean Ping

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


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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...


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  • 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)...


Obsequies and summitry

From further afield, Gabon's Jean Ping (who chairs the AU Commission until his successor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma takes over in October) are to be joined by Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and Kenya's Premier Raila Odinga...


A diplomatic coup in Addis

Their view was that South Africa’s challenger, Nkosazani Dlamini-Zuma, would have enough votes to prevent the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, from winning the necessary two-thirds victory but could not win herself...


Entente absente

Jacob Zuma rejected Gabon’s proposal that both candidates – Jean Ping, the incumbent and Libreville’s candidate, and South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – withdraw...


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