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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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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...


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...


No funeral for Françafrique

On 16 June, Francophone leaders came to bury El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, éminence grise of the occult Françafrique networks, and to keep alive the personalised relations between France and its former colonies...


Curbing their enthusiasm

His will to rule seems unshaken by the death in March, at 45, of his eldest daughter, Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba, wife of Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba, who died this month (see Gabon)...


Après Bongo

The death of El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba gives French President Nicolas Sarkozy the clearest chance to break with the opaque Françafrique networks, although he has avoided previous opportunities for change...

Remembered internationally for the Elf oil scandal and his friendships on both left and right of France’s political spectrum, the late President has left the landscape littered with Omar Bongo Ondimba universities and little-used presidential palaces...


How to win in a recession

Gabon’s Petrolin markets its own crude; its owner is local businessman Samuel Dossou-Aworet, a business ally of the late President Omar Bongo Ondimba and his family...


A filial succession

If President Omar Bongo Ondimba had a dollar for every time his demise was announced over the last 20 years, he would be even richer than he already is...


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