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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

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


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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...


Rearranging the cabinet

Since coming to power in 2009 President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s government has asked only for patience and delivered only promises...


A family legacy

After more than a year in power President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba faces rising popular discontent...


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...


Timber company cuts corners

Now the Water and Forestry Ministry has caught China’s Société Chinoise de Développement des Bois du Gabon (SDBG) exporting illegal unprocessed logs contravening a ban imposed by President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s government in January 2010...


Contracts galore but no delivery

On 1 June President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba sacked Housing Minister Blaise Louembe – who has only had the job since January – and the entire staff of the Housing Ministry for incompetence...


Bélinga bonus, uncertainty for CMEC

When he took power in September 2009 President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba announced that the government would look into unfavourable terms in the contract...


Triangular trade

In August Olam’s plans were announced as part of President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s diplomatic offensive to show that Gabon no longer needs a special relationship with France...


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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Newish President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba aims to end Gabon’s economic dependence on oil along with its traditional ties to France...


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