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Omar Bongo Ondimba governed oil-rich Gabon for more than 41 years until his death in 2009. Still Counting Currently the world's longest serving president is Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema, with 38 years under his belt since he toppled his uncle in 1979. Others that are still counting their ...
Omar Bongo Ondimba governed oil-rich Gabon for more than 41 years until his death in 2009. Still counting. Currently the world's longest serving president is Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema, with 38 years under his belt since he toppled his uncle in 1979. Others that are still counting their ...

Omar Bongo Ondimba governed oil-rich Gabon for more than 41 years until his death in 2009. STILL COUNTING Currently, the world's longest-serving president is Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema, with 38 years under his belt since he toppled his uncle in 1979. Others that are still counting ...
Bongo's father Omar Bongo ruled Gabon from 1967 to 2009 and was under investigation in former colonial ruler France for acquiring prime real estate in the country worth 68 million euros ($83 million), according to French media reports, by allegedly stealing state funds. Ali Bongo's former cabinet secretary ...
In this file photo taken on December 28, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with attendees after a ceremony to bestow state awards on military personnel who fought in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow.Vladimir Putin, who is set to extend his long rule to 2024 in Russia's presidential election on ...
Bongo's desire to look elsewhere marks a break with the politics of his father and predecessor as president, Omar Bongo. “Omar Bongo was not just francophone but Francophile,” says Glaser. “He was very close to France and the French presidents. But Ali Bongo has always been in rupture with France.

Bongo's desire to look elsewhere marks a break with the politics of his father and predecessor as president, Omar Bongo. “Omar Bongo was not just francophone but Francophile,” says Glaser. “He was very close to France and the French presidents. But Ali Bongo has always been in rupture with France.
Muammar Gaddafi, overthrown in 2011, had ruled Libya for 42 years as had Omar Bongo of Gabon who died in 2009. Lansana Conte served for 24 years as president of Guinea, till his death in 2008. Joao Bernardo Vieira, 'God's gift to Guinea-Bissau', in his own words, ruled for 31 years before his own ...
In the 1990s popular pressure across Africa paved the way for political and constitutional reforms in Gabon. Its second president, Omar Bongo Ondimba allowed multiparty politics for the first time and the country held its first multiparty elections. His Gabonese Democratic Party went on to win against a weak ...
In the 1990s popular pressure across Africa paved the way for political and constitutional reforms in Gabon. Its second president, Omar Bongo Ondimba allowed multiparty politics for the first time and the country held its first multiparty elections. His Gabonese Democratic Party went on to win against a weak ...
Its second president, Omar Bongo Ondimba allowed multiparty politics for the first time and the country held its first multiparty elections. His Gabonese Democratic Party went on to win against a weak and divided opposition. Bongo senior was elected in 1967, ruling for 42 years until his death in 2009.
Legislative elections are scheduled to take place by July. Like Togo, Gabon experienced a similar 'transition' from father Omar Bongo, who died in power in 2009 after 42 years of rule, to his son Ali Bongo, who replaced him that year. Once a haven of peace in an unstable Central African region, Gabon has ...
Yet there are other notable African kleptocrats, like Omar Bongo of Gabon or Jean-Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic, who barely get a mention. One of the very worst, Eduardo dos Santos of Angola, doesn't even make it into the index. Meanwhile,the seventh and final dictator whose story is ...
Noel Nelson Messone said that President El Hadj Omar Bongo paid a successful visit to China in 2016 and made a joint decision with President Xi Jinping to lift Gabon-China relations to comprehensive cooperative partnership, ushering the bilateral relations into a historic new stage. As a trusted friend of ...
Bongo has ruled Gabon since 2009, taking control after the death of his father, Omar Bongo, who had been in power since 1967. He said last week that the new constitution paved the way for long-delayed legislative elections, "demonstrating the vitality of our democracy and the sealing of the political ...
Bongo came to power in 2009 on the death of his father, Omar Bongo, who'd been at the helm for 42 years. Oil and mineral-rich Gabon has the highest per capita income in Africa, but the average disguises the reality. The United Nation says 60% of the 1.7 million Gabonese live below the poverty line, while ...
His presidency followed on from his late father, Omar Bongo, who ruled for more than four decades until his death in 2009. The specific content of the changes only emerged on Thursday as the constitutional text was not made public during parliamentary debates. Opposition leader Jean Ping has said the ...

The younger brother of President Omar Bongo of Gabon, Mr Frere Landry Bongo, has visited Calabar to seek prayers from a Nigerian spiritual leader, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, for his country on the permission of his elder brother. According to NEW KINGDOM TRUMPET, the official newspaper ...
Bongo has ruled the country of some two million since his father Omar Bongo, who took office in 1967, died in 2009 after 41 years in power. But the country has been in crisis since August 2016, following Bongo's re-election in which he defeated opposition leader Jean Ping by just a few thousand votes.
The former top diplomat under Omar Bongo is still vehemently challenging current president Ali Bongo Ondimba over the 2016 polls. The outcome of the polls was called into question by the European Union (EU) observer mission. From Tuesday and until next Friday, Jean Ping will consult with civil society ...
Omar Bongo of Gabon and Meles Zenawi Asres of Ethiopia died while on medical treatments in Spain and Belgium respectively. In that same 2012 that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died, President of Ghana, Professor John Evans AttaMills died. Professor Mills, until his demise at the 37 Military hospitals in ...
He had company in Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, now the 48-year-old son of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mbasogo, the President of Equatorial Guinea (EG), late President of Gabon, Omar Bongo and three Angolan PEP accounts, involving an Angolan arms dealer, an Angolan government official, and ...
The State minister for Karamoja affairs, Moses Kizige (Left) with Mayuge District LC5 Omar Bongo show a commitment paper signed to fight against HIV/AIDS in Mayuge. ... Mayuge LC5 chairperson, Omar Bongo said that HIV/AIDS is still a problem and it has led to vulnerability of people and children.
Felix Houphouet-Boigny ruled Cote d'Ivoire for 33 uninterrupted years before dying in power in 1993. (Though his case is a bit different given his landmark achievements and reverence in Abidjan and elsewhere across the country). Omar Bongo died in power in Gabon and today Ali, his controversial 'son', ...
Gabon's Omar Bongo Ondimba died in June 2009 after more than 41 years in power. Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down on September 26, 2017, after leading his country for 38 years. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to WhatsApp Share to Email.
Also a former French colony, it has Africa's second oldest political dynasty. A Christian convert to Islam, Omar Bongo took power 11 months after Eyadema, and ruled for nearly 42 years until his death in 2009. He left his son Ali Bongo Ondimba, a fortune worth millions of dollars, and the country. He did win ...
They were: Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia (21 years), Muammar Gaddafi of Libya (42 years), Omar Bongo of Gabon (42 years), Lansana Conte of Guinea (24 years) and Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea-Bissau (31 years). The narrative is changing across the continent except for much of the Central Africa region ...
... Ping in cities around the country, leading to numerous arrests and clashes with police in the capital and the seaport of Port-Gentil. Bongo took over power from his father Omar Bongo, who ruled for 41 years until his death in 2009. His second mandate has received a cool reception from the African Union, ...
Ahead of the 2016 general election, he confessed to the title Omar Bongo, likening his longevity in office to the former Gabon leader who died ...
Bongo took over power from his father Omar Bongo, who ruled for 41 years until his death in 2009. His second mandate has received a cool ...
Libreville - President Omar Bongo, in power in Gabon since 1967, has squashed speculation about his succession, saying that he has a ...
Librvuille - Gabon was set to pay its final respects on Tuesday to Omar Bongo Ondimba, with a state funeral for the former president who ruled ...
The Constitutional Court Tuesday confirmed Bongo won the election prompted by the death of his father Omar Bongo Ondimba, who had ruled ...
Libreville - A court ruled on Wednesday that a Gabon journalist arrested for offending the head of state must remain in jail, rejecting a request ...
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni was declared victor in elections last month, while Gabon's Omar Bongo won another seven-year term in November.
In Libreville, the office of Gabon's President Omar Bongo Ondimba said he would meet this week with the Ivorian opposition parties, including ...
The violence erupted Thursday when Ali Bongo, 50, was declared the winner of presidential elections to succeed his father Omar Bongo, who ...
One opposition party has called for "resistance" to the declaration of the son of the late veteran ruler Omar Bongo as new president. Security ...
Libreville - Gabon's opposition called on Monday for a recount of a disputed poll that brought the son of long-time leader Omar Bongo to power, ...
Jean Ping, the main challenger of Gabonese president Ali Bongo in last year presidential polls, has been banned from leaving the central ...
... Guinea Bissau's Malam Bacai Sanha who died in France, Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi who died in Belgium, and Gabon's Omar Bongo who died ...
Paris - French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of ...
... Guinea Bissau's Malam Bacai Sanha who died in France, Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi who died in Belgium, and Gabon's Omar Bongo who died ...
Mr Maganga Moussavou, who leads the Social Democratic Party (PDS), previously served as a minister under the late president Omar Bongo ...
Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose ...
Bongo ascended the office in 2009 following the death of his father, the legendary Omar Bongo, who had ruled the country for a staggering 42 ...
Bongo took over power from his father Omar Bongo, who ruled for 41 years until his death in 2009. His second mandate has received a cool ...
Bongo ascended the office in 2009 following the death of his father, the legendary Omar Bongo, who had ruled the country for a staggering 42 ...
... came to power in 2009 after the death of his long-ruling father Omar Bongo. ... for Omar Bongo in exchange for privileged commercial access.
... a faithful friend and ally of the people of Gabon, especially to his father, El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, and the African continent as a whole.


 

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