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Gabon

Omar Bongo Ondimba (Le Grand Camarade)

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


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Bonding in Brussels

We hear that African leaders as diverse as Gabon's Omar Bongo and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni support it...


Now the economic battle

Compromise might also be encouraged by Gabon's President Omar Bongo who is married to Sassou's daughter Edith (a cheerleader for her father) and linked by kinship to Lissouba...


Under fire

Separate armed opposition groups have combined to form the Coordination de Mouvements Politiques et Armées de l'Oppositio based in Libreville and tolerated by Gabon's President Omar Bongo (a famous friend of France and its oil companies)...


Wade makes his mark

He is close to Presidents Omar Bongo of Gabon and Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville (who probably helped with his campaign finances)...


Cleaning up

Early this year he asked his Gabonese counterpart Omar Bongo to try to persuade the French government to invite him on an official visit during which he would convince Paris that he would use his new six-year mandate to rebuild his country...


Influence for sale

Several of lobbying contracts were negotiated directly with Abacha's National Security Advisor Ismaila Gwarzo who has admitted to misappropriating hundreds of millions of dollars for the military leader Top of the lobbyists' list is Gabon's President Omar Bongo who has worked through 14 different firms in the last decade at a cost of several million dollars to his national Treasury...


The lobbyists' list

Foreign principal: Office of President Omar Bongo...

Foreign principal: Pascaline Mferri Bongo (Omar Bongo's daughter)...


Name and shame

One UN source suggests French diplomats felt it unfair that tougher action should be taken against Compaoré and Eyadéma than against Gabon's President Omar Bongo and Rwanda's Vice-President Paul Kagame whose names were removed from Fowler's published report on the sanctions-busters though both were named in a leaked draft report circulating in UN Headquarters in New York...


Brave new century

Wobbly Presidents such as Biya Senegal's Abdou Diouf or Gabon's Omar Bongo should take note...


Presidential accounts

The initiative was announced on 10 November as the US Senate's Special Investigations Committee heard testimony about how Citibank's private-bank department had managed tens of millions of dollars for Gabon's President Omar Bongo and the sons of Nigeria's late military ruler General Sani Abacha (AC Vol 40 No 22)...


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