Ali Bongo Ondimba

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Ali Bongo Ondimba
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 64)
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]

In October 2021, Ali Bongo is quoted in the “Pandora papers”, these documents on the use of offshore companies in tax havens, Ali Bongo would have been the beneficiary of two companies now dissolved.

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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