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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 slow road to travel

GABON: Having held power in Gabon for 40 years, President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba will not change course in 2008: the kleptocracy and the monopoly of power by the presidential circle will continue...


    Vol 1 (AAC) No 7 |

Chips off the old block

Gabon's political elite, including President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, his son and Defence Minister Ali-Ben Bongo and Forestry Minister Emile Doumba are all forestry concessionaires, along with major timber traders from Asia...


    Vol 1 (AAC) No 4 |
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Jean Ping

The career of Gabon’s consummate diplomat owes its success less to the impact he made as President of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2004-05 than his accomplishments as head of cabinet to the country’s veteran President, El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba in 1984-90...


Digging Belinga

President Omar Bongo Ondimba had wanted to secure financing terms for the Bélinga project similar to those for the Transgabonais railway, which was finished in the 1980s after enormous cost overruns due to corruption and logistical problems...


Rapture not rupture

In Gabon, Sarkozy stoutly defended the doyen of African leaders, President Omar Bongo Ondimba...


Can't pay, won't pay

These documents could support investigations by the Paris Public Prosecutor into transactions by Sassou, Gabon's Omar Bongo Ondimba and others (AC Vol 48 No 14)...


Clipping Taiwan

President Omar Bongo Ondimba, a close ally of Beijing, appears to have literally clipped the wings of Taiwan's African diplomacy...


Books on the boom

Soares is fascinated by the extraordinary survival skills of the oil-backed ruling class: some of Africa's longest-serving rulers - notably Gabon's Omar Bongo Ondimba and Angola's José Eduardo dos Santos, rule over oil-producing countries...


L'Avenir c'est Sarko

Gabon's Omar Bongo Ondimba, the doyen of African presidents, described Sarkozy as a 'boy' (he's two decades younger than Bongo) who 'knows what he wants...


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