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Gabon

Gabon

Population: 1.97 mn.
GDP: $14.21 bn.
Debt: $5.07 bn.

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Long arms

On 22 June, a judge in Bordeaux, France, found Gabon's President Omar Bongo guilty of accepting a bribe to free French citizen René Cardona from gaol in 1996.


Areva in hot water

The war of words between two non-governmental agencies and French nuclear energy company AREVA escalated last week, with public accusations of malpractice in the extraction of uran...


No man an island

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan wanted to resolve a 35-year old territorial dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon before his tenure ends. That looks doubtful. The...


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...


US hurricane

Having triumphed by massive fraud in November's elections (AC Vol 46 No 24), Africa's longest serving leader, Omar Bongo Ondimba, looks forward to seven more years as President but...


On the runway

The oil on which President Omar Bongo built his power is starting to run out but he carries on as usual after 38 years in the job (AC Vol 46 No 21). After the poll on 27 November, ...


Bongo-gate

The Paris office of Point Presse Afrique, an agency hired by Zacharie Myboto, was burgled on 24 September, for the third time since May. Computer files were stolen. The police note...


The next caliph

When President Gnassingbé Eyadéma's son Faure Gnassingbé inherited Togo's presidency, Gabonese watched closely. Now President Omar Bongo Ondimba, 69, is Africa...


Bongo for ever

The oil is dwindling but the President shows no such weakness

It is election year again in Gabon and there is no doubt who will win: President Omar Bongo Ondimba, who has presided over the now declining oil power since 1967. At 69, he is Afr...


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