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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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A family legacy

The credibility of any claim that the ruling Parti démocratique gabonais (PDG) represented all Gabon’s ethnic groups died along with President Omar Bongo Ondimba in June 2009...


Rumbas in the jungle

Lula was criticised for fostering ties with the late Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba although he drew the line at meeting President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, who was reported by the Brazilian press to have recently bought a penthouse at Ipanema, the location of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous beaches...


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...


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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Ali Ben Bongo’s father, Omar Bongo Ondimba, was President of Gabon from 1967 until his death in August 2009 and many Gabonese saw the son – with his privileged overseas upbringing, globetrotting and French wife – as an outsider...


The IMF asks the 5 billion euro question

President Obiang sought to win greater influence by constructing a parliament building for CEMAC in Malabo and he used the death of President Omar Bongo Ondimba in June 2009 to move against Gabonese control of BEAC...


Realpolitik and resignations

Before he died, Gabon’s President Omar Bongo Ondimba had the pleasure of helping to push out Bockel, then welcomed Joyandet and the secretary-general of the presidency, Claude Guéant, to Libreville...


Beleaguered Bélinga

When Gabon’s President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba was alive, his ministers had nothing but praise for the nearly US$4 billion Bélinga iron ore mine and associated logistics projects, described by the President as ‘the project of the century’...


Hurry up, wait and renegotiate

' This continues late President Omar Bongo Ondimba's tack of telling the China National Machinery and Equipment Import & Export Corporation-led consortium to hurry up, while at the same time pushing for a larger share of the profits...

Called on the carpet about the delays on 6 November by Mining Minister Julien Nkoghé Békalé, COMIBEL's Director for External Relations Chang Xuehui explained that 'the project has been a little bit late because of the death of President Omar Bongo Ondimba and the holding of the presidential elections, but the Chinese side has always wanted to move forward...


Many rivers to cross

Gabon's new President Ali Bongo Ondimba visited on 21 October, offering to continue the mediation with dissidents that his father, President Omar Bongo Ondimba, once pursued, with mixed results...


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