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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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No funeral for Françafrique

On 16 June Francophone leaders came to bury El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba éminence grise of the occult Françafrique networks and to keep alive the personalised relations between France and its former colonies...


Curbing their enthusiasm

His will to rule seems unshaken by the death in March at 45 of his eldest daughter Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba wife of Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba who died this month (see Gabon)...


Après Bongo

The death of El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba gives French President Nicolas Sarkozy the clearest chance to break with the opaque Françafrique networks although he has avoided previous opportunities for change...

Remembered internationally for the Elf oil scandal and his friendships on both left and right of France’s political spectrum the late President has left the landscape littered with Omar Bongo Ondimba universities and little-used presidential palaces...

Omar Bongo’s death complicates the ruling family’s life...


How to win in a recession

Gabon’s Petrolin markets its own crude; its owner is local businessman Samuel Dossou-Aworet a business ally of the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba and his family...


A filial succession

If President Omar Bongo Ondimba had a dollar for every time his demise was announced over the last 20 years he would be even richer than he already is...


Looking for a sense of security

Omar Bongo Ondimba is from the Bateke who span the Gabonese-Congolese border and his opponenets claim that he is Congolese...


Franc Afrique

The decision may force the reopening of a 2007 police investigation into the assets of Presidents Omar Bongo Ondimba (Gabon) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Equatorial Guinea)and Denis Sassou-Nguesso (Congo-Brazzaville) that was abruptly shut down...


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Brothers and enemies

Gabon's President Omar Bongo Ondimba Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré and Libya's Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi tried to mediate but failed...


Words like freedom

Ossébi and Toungamani were planning to join an international legal complaint against Sassou-Nguesso - he is expected to run for re-election in July after a non-consecutive 24 years in power - and the presidents of neighbouring Equatorial Guinea and Gabon Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Omar Bongo Ondimba...

Gabon's privately owned bimonthly Tendance Gabon was suspended for three months last year for reprinting an article from the respected Paris daily Le Monde about Omar Bongo's private wealth in France...


Farewell, Lady Bongo

Some see it as marking the fading of President Omar Bongo Ondimba’s supremacy...


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