Gabon: Ailing President Bongo Arrives Back in Gabon, but Not for Long

[RFI] Gabon’s President Ali Bongo arrived in Libreville overnight on Tuesday following several months of absence after suffering a stroke, just over a week after the country experienced an attempted coup d’etat. Bongo returned from Morocco to preside over a ceremony for the swearing-in of a new government

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Gabon: Despite Discontent, Gabonese Want Democracy & Reject Military Rule,

[Afrobarometer] Libreville, Gabon -Despite massive public dissatisfaction with the status quo, Gabonese citizens strongly support democracy and reject military and one-man rule, Afrobarometer’s most recent national survey shows.

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Giving back in Gabon

ALI BONGO, the Gabonese president, has declared that he will share with his countrymen a sliver of the vast wealth he inherited from his father, Omar Bongo, who was coincidentally also president of the country, in his case for 41 years. In a televised address, marking the central African country’s 55th anniversary of independence from France, Mr Bongo pledged to donate part of his inheritance to “Gabon’s youth”

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