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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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Cleaned out

None of this fazes warlord-President Denis Sassou-Nguesso still at work on schemes to enrich his family and that of his son-in-law Gabon's President Omar Bongo...


Do not pass go

Gabon's President Omar Bongo is reported by Paris fortnightly La Lettre du Continent to have been asked by Tarrallo's lawyers to appoint their client ambassador to the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation in Paris an expedient used by Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos to give diplomatic immunity to his friend Pierre Falcone facing an international arrest warrant...


Money in the pipeline

The AFP was finally legalised in April and announced at its debut news conference that it was making contacts with like-minded parties including intriguingly the Rassemblement du Peuple Gabonais of President Omar Bongo as well as the governing Parti Démocratique Sénégalais and the Front Populaire Ivoirien of President Laurent Gbagbo...


Leaving the door open

In March after the coup Presidents Jacques Chirac of France and Omar Bongo of Gabon at first wanted to expel him from Bangui but Sassou and Déby argued strongly for recognising him as ruler especially since the people of the capital happily celebrated Patassé's overthrow...


Accords and aggravations

CAR is the test for the Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale peacekeeping operation heavily backed by Gabon's President Omar Bongo (AC Vol 43 No 24)...


Hear those drums

After three decades at the head of one of Africa's worst managed and most corrupt oil economies President Omar Bongo might well expect some political trouble...


The view from the Seine

His schedule has combined urgent personal intervention - in Madagascar for example - and the cementing of long-standing friendships with the likes of Gabon's President Omar Bongo...


Price of silence

Sassou Chad's President Idriss Déby and Gabon's President Omar Bongo have dropped legal action against François-Xavier Verschaeve whose book Noir Silence called Sassou a dictator and human rights abuser...


Intrigue in Beirut

In 2001 at the African Union summit in Zambia Gabonese President Omar Bongo (Sassou's son-in-law and a Bateke like Lopes) had got French-speaking African leaders including Diouf's successor Abdoulaye Wade to sign up for Lopes...


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