Vol 4 (AAC) No 8 |
On 1 June, President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba sacked Housing Minister Blaise Louembe – who has only had the job since January – and the entire staff of the Housing Ministry for incomp...
Vol 4 (AAC) No 8 |
The Gabonese government is looking for a way out of its contract with a Chinese company to mine iron ore at Bélinga
New technical studies have found that the Bélinga iron ore mine in northeastern Gabon contains almost four times the original estimated resources and the Libreville government is a...
Newish President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba aims to end Gabon’s economic dependence on oil along with its traditional ties to France. A 9-12 November trip to Singapore yielded a deal fo...
Vol 3 (AAC) No 7 |
Gabon’s huge iron mine project due to begin production in 2011 has been
delayed again by the new government’s plans to renegotiate terms
When Gabon’s President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba was
alive, his ministers had nothing but praise for the nearly US$4 billion
Bélinga iron ore mine and associated logistics proje...
Vol 3 (AAC) No 2 |
Gabon's politicians continue to question the delays in the
starting-up of the Bélinga iron ore mine and its associated
infrastructure works. But financing issues and const...
Viewed from the outside, new President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba peacefully assumed the presidency on 16 October, after waiting more than a month for votes to be recounted for the 30 A...
He already controls the military and now Ali Ben Bongo intends to control the whole country
The face of the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba still figures large on posters along the main boulevards of Libreville. Although his photographic image is fading in the equatoria...
Vol 50 No 13 |
On 16 June, Francophone leaders came to bury El HadjOmar Bongo Ondimba, éminence grise of the occult Françafrique networks, and to keep alive the personalised relations between Fra...
Foreign leaders head to Libreville for the 16 June state funeral of President Omar Bongo Ondimba, 'le Grand Camerade', and the cabinet meets to discuss the succession
The death of El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba gives French President Nicolas Sarkozy the clearest chance to break with the opaque Françafrique networks, although he has avoided previous ...
A crafty old spendthrift nears his end, seeming to have the succession as well as the budget well under control
If President Omar Bongo Ondimba had a dollar for every time his demise was announced over the last 20 years, he would be even richer than he already is. The endgame in Gabon recall...