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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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Oily alliances

The consortium the Great Sahara Petroleum Operating Company (GSPOC) consists of state-owned Sudapet (20%); Hi Tech (7%); All Africa Investment (5%) a joint venture between Libya Oil Holding Limited (ex-Tamoil) and Petrolin owned by Gabonese man-about-Africa and friend of the late President Omar Bongo Samuel Dossou-Aworet; Saudi Arabia’s Al Qahtani (33%); Yemen’s Ansan Wikfs (20%); and Jordan’s Dindir (15%)...


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...


And throw away the key

The only visible sign of this threat to the regime during the transitional period which followed the death of President Omar Bongo Ondimba on 8 June was the arrest and disappearance of General Jean-Philippe Ntumpa Lebani...


After his release, Simon Mann seeks revenge and a book deal

' A few weeks before the release Calil told AC that there were some key questions about the plot raised in Mann's statements that needed answering: the role of Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba whom Mann met in 2003 in the critical planning stages of the coup; the role of other business interests - aside from Calil and Thatcher - in financing the plot; and why the plotters carried on after they had received a clear warning from South African security services in late 2003 to abandon it...


Good judge, bad judge

euros) of Presidents Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea and Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville that had been abruptly shut down (AC Vol 50 No 2)...


After Bongo, more Bongo

The face of the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba still figures large on posters along the main boulevards of Libreville...

Omar Bongo used the PDG to balance the Fang against the smaller ethnic groups such as the Nzébi awarding the Prime Minister's post to a Fang but allowing the Nzebi representatives greater control over finances...

In the post-Omar Bongo PDG there is an emerging alliance between the centre-south and the south-east...


Tshwane's big five

Both were on good terms with another oil sheikh the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon and flew to Libreville for his funeral a grand gathering of the African and Euro-African clans...


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