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Vol 47 No 14

Published 7th July 2006


Gabon

Time's up

The oil is running out and the ruling family is split, after Omar Bongo's forty years in power

Mastery of the political chessboard and lashings of oil revenue have kept President Omar Bongo Ondimba in power for almost four decades and earned him re-election last December. He is now 71, times are changing and the money is starting to run out.

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