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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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Bongo's beanfeast

Gabon's President Omar Bongo had invited to Libreville the heads of government of the EU and of the ACP states which are their partners in the Lomé convention...


Regional circle

Self-proclaimed President of Congo-Brazzaville Dénis Sassou Nguesso also wanted to clarify the alignment of his neighbours Omar Bongo and Laurent-Désiré Kabila...

He condemnedtheLibrevillesummit' sproposals for power-sharing as 'a diktat by the Frenchman Jacques Chirac friend of Sassou Nguesso intelligently supported by Omar Bongo who claims to be my relative'...


A dictator returns

Lissouba was so confident of victory that he ignored the four successive peace accords set up by Gabon's President Omar Bongo and regularly broke agreed ceasefires...


French leave

This is commanded by Malian General and ex-President Amadou Toumani Touré and actively backed by President Omar Bongo (whose daughter Pascaline Bongo is a partner in a diamond-mining venture with Patassé and his son Patrick)...


Clouds over summit

If too many of the 71 heads of state invited pulled out it would be a disaster for President Omar Bongo believed to have already spent over US$3 million on a new conference centre and doing up hotels...


'I'll go home to die'

President Jacques Chirac had refused to see him he told Africa Confidential and advised him in a long and stormy telephone conversation to accept the proposal of the international mediators led by Gabon's President Omar Bongo that he share power with Sassou and serve as titular president for a transitional period...


Après le déluge – quoi?

Gabon's Omar Bongo with friends in France on both left and right has little to fear from the new government and may find the reform of Cooperation to his liking but he is understood to have complained to De Charette about 'confusion' on the French side...


And across the river

Gabon's President Omar Bongo is in the bizarre position of being Sassou's son-in-law while acting as an informal political advisor to Lissouba whose style he finds more palatable...


New fingers on Zaïre's trigger

On Zaïre and on other issues Nigeria Sudan and Kenya make common cause with Mobutu's Francophone allies: Gabon's President Omar Bongo; Congo's President Pascal Lissouba Cameroon's President Paul Biya; Côte d'Ivoire's President Henri Konan-Bédié; Chad's President Idriss Déby; Niger's President Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara; and the mother of Francophone allies France's President Jacques Chirac...


Pas si joli

President Omar Bongo's government in Gabon has cut out his old ally France's Elf Aquitaine in favour of a deal with Energy Africa an affiliate of the fast-rising South African firm Engen...


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