Bongo's new prime minister lessens first lady's influence in government

Gabonese presidential couple, Sylvia and Ali Bongo.
Gabonese presidential couple, Sylvia and Ali Bongo. © JULIEN DE ROSA / POOL / AFP
With the departure of Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda from the prime minister's office, first lady Sylvia Bongo has lost some influence within Gabon's government. Her replacement, Alain-Claude Bilié-By-Nzé has established himself as one of the new strongmen of the Bongo system. [...] (353 words)
Issue dated 12/01/2023 Reading time 2 minutes
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