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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Date of Birth: 09/02/1959
Place of Birth: Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville


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Tax troubles but business buoyant

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s government is using its leverage, knowing that China has no wish to be linked to corporate criminality...


Extractive pains

Addax Petroleum, the Swiss-based oil company acquired by China’s Sinopec in August 2009, is the latest firm to enter into a dispute with Gabon as President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s government re-evaluates its options in the extractive sector...


Entente absente

Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba told Africa Confidential that his offer of a face-to-face meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma had been rejected...


Mixed messages

That statement was contradicted by Presidential Spokesman Alain Claude Billié Bi Nzé on 10 August when he declared that President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba was committed to working with Chinese partners to avoid 'a conflict that would cause the mine to be unexploitable'...


This land is not your land

Olam and its Indian counterparts – Tata Chemicals and Ramky Infrastructure – are behind several key projects vaunted by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, including the special economic zone at Nkok, oil palm plantations and a new fertiliser plant planned for the economic capital, Port-Gentil...


Bélinga back on the table

Before hosting the New York Africa Forum on 8-10 June, President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba visited mining companies in Australia and Brazil...


China loses Bélinga

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s governing Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG) thus cuts the ground from beneath the Chinese contractors who were to invest hugely in port, rail and related infrastructure to mine, process and export the 1 bn...


Biya’s last hurrah

Neighbour President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba of Gabon bucked the trend while the United States prodded other, seemingly indifferent governments (even France), into issuing statements attacking the probity of the polls...


Au revoir, la République

In early March, Justice Minister Ida Reteno Assonouet wrote to Assemblée Nationale President Guy Nzouba Ndama to ask the legislature, currently dominated by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s Parti Democratique Gabonais, to vote on the government’s request to remove Obame’s parliamentary immunity...


Obame: no, he can’t

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba appears intent on dealing with Obame by ignoring him...


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