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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Date of Birth: 09/02/1959
Place of Birth: Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville


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Public relations premier

Raponda has moved rapidly to install women in 11 of the 33 ministerial posts – but the big jobs remain with regime stalwarts mostly unchanged and mostly longstanding close colleagues of President Ali Bongo Ondimba: such as Interior Minister Lambert Noël Matha and Oil Minister Vincent de Paul Massassa (AC Vol 60 No 25 The son also rises)...


Bongo returns

President Ali Bongo Ondimba is trying to reassert his authority after months of recuperation following a stroke in November 2018...


The son also rises

With the installation of his son Noureddin Bongo-Valentin as the 'general coordinator of presidential affairs' recuperating stroke victim President Ali Bongo Ondimba – or those acting for him – has reasserted the Bongo clan's hold on power...


Anger and innovation

Politics was to the fore during his first trip abroad this year: M6 was in his residence at Ekwata beach Libreville during the 7 January failed coup against President Ali Bongo Ondimba while a Moroccan frigate stood offshore...


A toxic brew

Trovoada spends most of his time in Gabon as a guest of his old friend President Ali Bongo Ondimba who introduced him to President Paul Kagame...


The Sahara conflict is back

M6 has dazzled his hosts with his energetic regional diplomacy and lightning tours of the continent dropping in on old friends such as President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville and old schoolmate President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon but the lustre threatens to wear thin...


Fear in the franc zone

For several years now French activists have brought lawsuits against not only the Obiangs but also the Congo-B's Sassou-Nguesso family and that of President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon for receiving stolen property...


Bongo clubbed in Paris

The Paris Club of sovereign state creditors is threatening to derail President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba's government's delicate balancing act on its foreign debt...


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