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Omar Bongo Ondimba (Le Grand Camarade)

Date of Birth: 30/12/1935
Place of Birth: Lewai
Died: 8/6/2009


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Electioneering begins

Meanwhile, the oppositionist and former African Union Commission Chairman, Jean Ping, faces criticism that he does not offer a real alternative to the ruling Parti démocratique gabonais (PDG) because he was a top political baron under the four-decade 'big man' rule by the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba (AC Vol 55 No 4, Ping's pop at Ali)...


Ping's pop at Ali

Indeed, Ping has held nearly every Gabonese ministerial post on offer, including the Foreign Affairs portfolio for nine years, and was a pillar of the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba’s regime...


Sam with a plan

Mebiame, 42, is the son of Léon Mebiame, the late Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba’s Premier from 1975 to 1990...


Don't call us

It was a far cry from 2007, when Karim attended Bourgi’s investiture in France’s Légion d’Honneur, as did the children of other presidents he had long counselled, such as Omar Bongo Ondimba and Denis Sassou-Nguesso...


Beau Blaise loses it

After the death of Gabon’s President Omar Bongo Ondimba in 2009, Compaoré took over as point man for Francophone Africa, at least as far as the Paris government is concerned...


Obame: no, he can’t

Vague attempts at ‘dialogue’ and ‘reconciliation’ were a principal tool of Ali Ben’s father, the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba...


Ben Ali, biens mal acquis

The case has benefitted from the successful appeal by TI and Sherpa in December against the dismissal by the Paris Prosecutor of the 'Biens mal acquis' (BMA, ill gotten goods) case, in which the NGOs tried to force a prosecution of three presidents - Gabon's late Omar Bongo Ondimba, Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou-Nguesso and Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo - their families and entourages for embezzling state funds...


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