Spotlight | Gabon
General Oligui blows hot and cold over Chinese navy base

Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema at the opening of the National Dialogue in Gabon at the Libreville Gymnasium, 2 April 2024.
Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema at the opening of the National Dialogue in Gabon at the Libreville Gymnasium, 2 April 2024. © Wilfried Mbinah/AFP
The plan to build a naval base in Port-Gentil, as agreed by Beijing and Ali Bongo in 2023, has stalled. But Gabon's transitional president Oligui Nguema is cultivating deliberate ambiguity about the project's future, much to Washington's displeasure. [...]
Published on 28.05.2024 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 3 minutes Paul Deutschmann

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