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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 new foreign legion

Paris has also been strongly backing President Joseph Kabila's new government in Kinshasa; we hear the Elyseé also favours (and is winning support for) the replacement of Congo mediator Quett Masire with a Francophone perhaps Gabon's Omar Bongo...

Gabon's President Omar Bongo is trying to pull the Communauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale into shape...


In the lobbies

A special category is that of the oil exporting countries which have problems with Washington - Sudan the target of both US and United Nations sanctions and Gabon whose President Omar Bongo was damaged by a US Senate investigation into how more than US$180 million was paid into his private US accounts...


Settling Sassou

The patron and financier of Congo-Brazzaville's reconciliation process and official mediator among the parties is the doyen of Francophone African heads of state President Omar Bongo of Gabon...


Dirty deals

With the final million outstanding Monsieur wrote to Sigolet and to André Tarallo Elf's then Finance Director threatening that if he did not get his money he could release damaging documents - orders for arms and ammunition for Lissouba's government some of them signed JS (as in Jacques Sigolet); instructions to FIBA for payment; details of payments for President Omar Bongo's election campaign; and papers about a financial link to Sonangol Angola's state oil company with details of its account at the Crédit Commercial de France...


Hope springs eternal

Further all the warring parties must agree that Masire's co-facilitator would be El Hadj Omar Bongo of Gabon...


Saved by the cash

On 30 January he met the Organisation of African Unity-appointed facilitator of the Congolese national dialogue Botswana's ex-President Ketumile Masire to propose that he be a member of a 'Council of African Presidents' probably alongside Omar Bongo of Gabon and Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the other Congo...


The pro-consuls decide

Rwanda is also trying to use Angolan allies such as President Denis Sassou-Nguesso Gabon's Omar Bongo and Mozambique's Joaquim Chissano as channels...


Not franc

Omar Bongo has repeatedly threatened that any more changes to Zone arrangements will result in Gabon printing its own currency...


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