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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Date of Birth: 9 February 1959
Place of Birth: Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville


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Mixed messages

That statement was contradicted by Presidential Spokesman Alain Claude Billié Bi Nzé on 10 August when he declared that President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba was committed to working with Chinese partners to avoid 'a conflict that would cause the mine to be unexploitable'...

That statement was contradicted by Presidential Spokesman Alain Claude Billié Bi Nzé on 10 August when he declared that President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba was committed to working with Chinese partners to avoid 'a conflict that would cause the mine to be unexploitable'...


This land is not your land

Olam and its Indian counterparts – Tata Chemicals and Ramky Infrastructure – are behind several key projects vaunted by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba including the special economic zone at Nkok oil palm plantations and a new fertiliser plant planned for the economic capital Port-Gentil...

Olam and its Indian counterparts – Tata Chemicals and Ramky Infrastructure – are behind several key projects vaunted by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba including the special economic zone at Nkok oil palm plantations and a new fertiliser plant planned for the economic capital Port-Gentil...


Bélinga back on the table

Before hosting the New York Africa Forum on 8-10 June President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba visited mining companies in Australia and Brazil...

Before hosting the New York Africa Forum on 8-10 June President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba visited mining companies in Australia and Brazil...


China loses Bélinga

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s governing Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG) thus cuts the ground from beneath the Chinese contractors who were to invest hugely in port rail and related infrastructure to mine process and export the 1 bn...

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s governing Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG) thus cuts the ground from beneath the Chinese contractors who were to invest hugely in port rail and related infrastructure to mine process and export the 1 bn...

However the election of his son Ali Ben Bongo in October 2009 brought about its ultimate undoing...

However Ali Bongo came to power promising that the contract would be reviewed essentially freezing the project in its tracks...

In 2007 when they signed the deal Pascaline Mferri Bongo Ondimba Ali Ben Bongo’s sister was largely in charge of presidential and family finances...


Biya’s last hurrah

Neighbour President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba of Gabon bucked the trend while the United States prodded other seemingly indifferent governments (even France) into issuing statements attacking the probity of the polls...

Neighbour President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba of Gabon bucked the trend while the United States prodded other seemingly indifferent governments (even France) into issuing statements attacking the probity of the polls...


Au revoir, la République

In early March Justice Minister Ida Reteno Assonouet wrote to Assemblée Nationale President Guy Nzouba Ndama to ask the legislature currently dominated by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s Parti Democratique Gabonais to vote on the government’s request to remove Obame’s parliamentary immunity...

In early March Justice Minister Ida Reteno Assonouet wrote to Assemblée Nationale President Guy Nzouba Ndama to ask the legislature currently dominated by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s Parti Democratique Gabonais to vote on the government’s request to remove Obame’s parliamentary immunity...

Ali Bongo is now trying to co-opt Pierre Mamboundou a more significant opposition figure into a wider presidential alliance ahead of the legislative elections which are likely to be postponed until February 2012...


Obame: no, he can’t

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba appears intent on dealing with Obame by ignoring him...

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba appears intent on dealing with Obame by ignoring him...

He is contesting the results of the 2009 poll which brought Ali Ben Bongo to power...

Ban Ki-moon has already visited Gabon and congratulated President Ali Bongo on his victory...

However the PDG is no longer the force it once was and Ali Ben Bongo doesn’t have much money for cooption...


Rearranging the cabinet

Since coming to power in 2009 President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s government has asked only for patience and delivered only promises...

Since coming to power in 2009 President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s government has asked only for patience and delivered only promises...

In early January Ali Ben Bongo reshuffled the cabinet keeping on Prime Minister Paul Biyoghe Mba and naming six new ministers...


A family legacy

After more than a year in power President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba faces rising popular discontent...

After more than a year in power President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba faces rising popular discontent...

The presidential vote was closely split between the south-east which supported Ali Ben Bongo the south-west which supported Pierre Mamboundou and the north which voted for André Mba Obame...

It was revived by a French television documentary this December which claimed that Obame was the real victor with 42% and the result had been switched literally to make Ali Bongo the winner...

Obame whom Omar Bongo treated as one of the family is Ali Bongo’s most dangerous opponent...

To ensure a better turnout at this year’s polls Ali Bongo has applied the principle that money heals all...


Bongo feels the heat

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba has maintained a dignified silence over the claim contained in a United States State Department cable of June 2009 and leaked by WikiLeaks that he and his father President Omar Bongo Ondimba personally benefitted from the fraudulent acquisition by Gabonese officials in the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale of about US$36 million worth of CFA francs...

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba has maintained a dignified silence over the claim contained in a United States State Department cable of June 2009 and leaked by WikiLeaks that he and his father President Omar Bongo Ondimba personally benefitted from the fraudulent acquisition by Gabonese officials in the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale of about US$36 million worth of CFA francs...

André Mba Obame whom he defeated in the presidential poll in 2009 is now claiming – and there are many who believe him – that his score in the poll 42% was simply switched with Ali Bongo’s much lower one and a fraudulent result declared...

The charge was aired in a French television documentary on Françafrique recently and Obame has been making direct comparisons with the situation in Côte d’Ivoire with Ali Bongo in the role of Laurent Gbagbo and Obame as Alassane Ouattara...


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