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Omar Bongo Ondimba (Le Grand Camarade)

Date of Birth: 30 December 1935
Place of Birth: Lewai
Died: 8 June 2009


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Bongo's fund embrace

Between them Ali Ben Bongo and his late father Omar Bongo Ondimba who died in 2009 spent $125 mn...

Omar Bongo was believed to have amassed a personal fortune of at least $1 bn...


Finding Africa on K Street

Ogilvy Public Relations provides a range of services for President Bongo including 'facilitating media interviews drafting opinion articles drafting press releases providing strategic counsel' as many different K Street firms also did for his father Omar Bongo Ondimba...


Professional fouls

Any meaningful post-AfCON talks say other opposition leaders would need to include reform of the electoral commission the Commission électorale nationale autonome et permanente the ever-biddable Constitutional Court (headed by Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo who has two children by the President's late father Omar Bongo Ondimba) and presidential term limits (AC Vol 57 No 18 Bongo's incredible win)...

The 40 000-seater Stade Omar Bongo also sits unused and derelict in central Libreville...


Vote row threatens economy

He may now regret allowing former pillars of his late father Omar Bongo Ondimba's regime to defect and form their own party...


Bongo's incredible win

On 2 September Ping once the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba's right-hand man and later Chairperson of the African Union Commission declared himself President and demanded a recount...

The province has long benefited from the Bongo connection – the village where Omar Bongo was born was renamed Bongoville – and it is the dynasty's political heartland...

This form of vote-fixing whereby the government tests the prevailing mood in the first eight provinces and then inflates the score in the Bongo fiefdom of Haut-Ogooué was developed under Omar Bongo...

Its President is Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo a long-term associate of the Bongo family who has two children by Omar Bongo (AC Vol 55 No 18 Electioneering begins)...


Bongo's sure bet

Bongo took over after the death in 2009 of his father Omar Bongo Ondimba who held the Presidency for 42 uninterrupted years...

Ping Nzouba and others were barons of Omar Bongo's regime...


Party pooper

Ndama was one of the closest allies of Ali Bongo's father the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba...


Little rain on Bongo's parade

Chambrier is part of a PDG faction opposed to Bongo's continued rule albeit within the confines of the 42-year legacy of Bongo's late father President Omar Bongo Ondimba...

Chambrier is a son of Marcel Eloi Chambrier Rahandi a founding member of the PDG former Justice Minister and close associate of Omar Bongo...

Like other scions of politicians favoured by Omar Bongo Rahandi resents their rejection by his son and his too-easy dynastic succession...

Mborantsuo is more than just an ally: she is the mother to two of Omar Bongo's estimated 53 children...

Times have changed since he was Omar Bongo's Foreign Minister and the partner of his daughter Pascaline Mferri Bongo Ondimba who gave him two children...


Capital flight

The President and his father the late Omar Bongo spent an estimated $125 mn...

When Omar Bongo died Ali continued to hire Travcon but stopped paying their bills...


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