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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 nightmare scenario

Gabon's President Omar Bongo and Morocco's King Mohammed VI tried to organise a regional summit in Marrakesh for 26 September but with little hope that Gbagbo would risk leaving the country again this was replaced by plans for a summit of the Economic Community of West African States...


The voters' friend

French radicals still regard Paris and La Francophonie as a force for ill: they claim that hardline dinosaurs such as Gabon's Omar Bongo and Cameroon's Biya have received coaching via French embassies in rigging techniques and how to terrorise opponents into quiescence...


Rightist regime

So there will be a welcome if few favours for the African leaders who claim to be Chirac's friends notably Presidents Omar Bongo (Gabon) Gnassingbé Eyadéma (Togo) Lansana Conté (Guinea) Paul Biya (Cameroon) and Denis Sassou-Nguesso once lauded by Chirac as the man to hold Congo-Brazzaville together (AC Vol 42 No 25)...


Bank accountability

A Kenyan academic Michael Chege linked poverty to authoritarianism theft of state resources and commissions on contracts under regimes such as those of Cameroon's Paul Biya Gabon's Omar Bongo Kenya's Daniel arap Moi Togo's Gnassingbé Eyadéma and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe...


Wade's wide world

Dinosaurs such as El Hadji Omar Bongo of Gabon and Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya offered insights into the links between investment and good governance...


Alternating currents

The leaders of the two wings of the split Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie (FDD) Jean-Bosco Ndayikengurukiye and Pierre Nkurunziza both restated their commitment to the ceasefire process made earlier in Libreville at meetings hosted by Gabonese President Omar Bongo...


Oil slick

Chirac's other old oil-rich ally Gabon's Omar Bongo has survived a series of Elf-related scandals in the French courts and the United States Senate...


Dialogue in Addis

President Omar Bongo of Gabon told Radio-France-Internationale that Kabila should share power for three or four years through a transitional government of national unity...


Hey big spender

The fuss over how President El Hadj Omar Bongo came to deposit over US$180 million in three private Citibank accounts in New York won't go away...


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