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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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The next caliph

Now President Omar Bongo Ondimba 69 is Africa's longest-serving head of state...

Omar Bongo has run his country skilfully (and profitably for his family) through what used to be formally a single party and is now little changed by pluralism...

The Caliph's name is Omar Bongo...


Bongo for ever

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...


New at the convivial party

Of Gabon's 35 registered political parties 29 belong to the presidential majority in what President Omar Bongo calls his 'convivial democracy'...


Too many troops

In Gabon President Omar Bongo Ondimba will win presidential elections due in December...


Cocoa wars

French interests were however represented by Gabonese President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba a close friend of French President Jacques Chirac...


Accra ahead

Also from Central Africa we hear Gabon's former Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund Alexandro Barro Chambrier has won President Omar Bongo's backing...


Chirac's man

The Marcoussis peace accord appears deadlocked but French President Jacques Chirac has one more ace up his sleeve: the Gabonese leader El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba...


Nepotists' nirvana

Edith Nguesso-Bongo Sassou's daughter married to Gabon's President Omar Bongo is listened to by her father on security issues...


All in the family

The creation in August 2003 by Severo Moto Nsa of a government-in-exile in Spain (Moto is a Fang but not a Mongomo) was matched quickly by a new exile grouping in Paris calling itself CRAMOEG (Collectif de Rassemblement d'Associations et Mouvements d'Opposition Équato-Guinéenne) under a long forgotten Paris exile Manuel Ruben Ndong also Mongomo and who is seen as friendly to France's Total (formerly TotalFinaElf) CRAMOEG is important for several reasons: firstly the involvement of France whose ally President Omar Bongo of Gabon is furious with Obiang because of a festering dispute over the two countries' oil-rich border; and secondly because CRAMOEG presents itself as an umbrella for two other better known parties the Fuerza Demócrata Republicana (FDR) and the Unión de Demócratas Independientes (UDI) of Daniel Mba Oyono...


Not warring but warning

Some are friends of President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba (he recently added the last name) who usually keeps opponents at bay by paying them off with oil money...


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