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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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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...


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...

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


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...


Bélinga bonus, uncertainty for CMEC

Three of the most important government buildings on Boulevard Triomphal Omar Bongo were built by Chinese contractors: complaints include broken air conditioning at Radiodiffusion Télévision Gabonaise leakages at the Senate building and shoddy building at the Assemblée Nationale...


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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...


Forgotten promises

Sarkozy moved his first Cooperation Minister the Christian socialist Jean-Marie Bockel in March 2008 after he had upset the late President Omar Bongo with remarks about the end of Françafrique (AC Vol 49 No 7)...


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...


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