Ali Bongo Ondimba

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Ali Bongo Ondimba
President of Gabon
Assumed office
16 October 2009
Prime Minister Paul Biyoghé Mba
Raymond Ndong Sima
Daniel Ona Ondo
Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Preceded by Rose Francine Rogombé (Acting)
Omar Bongo
Personal details
Born 9 February 1959 (1959-02-09) (age 57)
Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (now Congo-Brazzaville)
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Sylvia Valentin
Alma mater Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Religion Sunni Islam

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

Ondimba's father Omar Bongo was the first President of an independent Gabon, and he took over from his father when the elder Bongo died in 2009. Bongo was involved in his father's government. When he took over as president, he promised to reduce the size of government to save money. Bongo has been criticized both being undemocratic and for profiting from Gabon's oil wealth while the Gabonese people remain poor. In response to this in 2015, Bongo announced he would donate his the money he recieved from his father to charity.

References[change | change source]

  1. "BONGO Ali", GABON: LES HOMMES DE POUVOIR N°4, Africa Intelligence, 5 March 2002 (French).

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