Ali Bongo Ondimba

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Ali Bongo Ondimba
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President of Gabon
Assumed office
16 October 2009
Prime MinisterPaul Biyoghé Mba
Raymond Ndong Sima
Daniel Ona Ondo
Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Preceded byRose Francine Rogombé (Acting)
Omar Bongo
Personal details
Born (1959-02-09) 9 February 1959 (age 62)
Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (now Congo-Brazzaville)
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Sylvia Valentin
Alma materPantheon-Sorbonne University

Ali Bongo Ondimba (born Alain Bernard Bongo; February 9, 1959)[1] is a Gabonese politician. He became President of Gabon on October 2009.

On 7 January 2019, soldiers in Gabon launched a coup d’etat attempt. The coup attempt failed, and the government successfully re-asserted control.[2][3]

In October 2018, he was hospitalized due to a stroke in Riyadh.[4] In August 2019, Bongo was hospitalized in London and his health was said to be deteriorating.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "BONGO Ali", GABON: LES HOMMES DE POUVOIR N°4, Africa Intelligence, 5 March 2002 (in French).
  2. "Gabon's government quashes coup attempt, killing 2, officials say". CBC News. Associated Press. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. Rupiya, Martin R. "Three reasons why the Gabon coup failed". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Gabon President Hospitalized in London as Health Deteriorates". Bloomberg. September 2, 2019.

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