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Gabon

Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

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


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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...


Many rivers to cross

Gabon's new President Ali Bongo Ondimba visited on 21 October, offering to continue the mediation with dissidents that his father, President Omar Bongo Ondimba, once pursued, with mixed results...


And throw away the key

Viewed from the outside, new President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba peacefully assumed the presidency on 16 October, after waiting more than a month for votes to be recounted for the 30 August national elections (AC Vol 50 No 16)...


After Bongo, more Bongo

Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba is using the family name, a war chest of petrodollars and a plethora of populist promises to win support in the 30 August presidential election (AC Vol 50 No 13)...

Ali Ben is using the structures of the PDG to run his campaign with help from civil society groups such as Génération Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba...


Après Bongo

Presidential son Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba has never denied presidential ambitions and with his half-sister Pascaline and Prime Minister Jean Eyéghé Ndong wrapping things up after Bongo’s death in Barcelona, Ali Ben has been the regime’s sole face...


A filial succession

His son Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba controls the ministry that counts - he has been Defence Minister since 1999...


The next caliph

Bongo's son Ali Bongo Ondimba has been Defence Minister since 1999...


Bongo for ever

He may have a long-term eye on the presidency but stronger contenders include the President's son Ali Bongo Ondimba (well connected in the United States) and former Defence Minister Idriss Ngari, from Bongo's home region...


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