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Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

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


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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...


The IMF asks the 5 billion euro question

Jean-Pierre Oyiba, Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba's Chef de cabinet, resigned in November 2009 after cheques in his name worth 100,000 euros, drawn on the BEP, were discovered...


Beleaguered Bélinga

Now that Bongo’s son, former Defence Minister El Hadj Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, has replaced him at the presidential palace, the government (largely made up of the same Parti Démocratique Gabonais cadres as before) and the chattering classes only have bad things to say about the deal...


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