Home central and west africa politics GABON 02/11/2016 Etienne Massard is Ali Bongo’s new strong man Few observers expected to see 53-year-old Etienne Massard Kabinda Makaga appointed Minister of Defence in the government formed after Ali [...] (321 words) This article may be accessed by subscribers and e-wallet holders (EUR 6) Log in to read more Already have an account? Log in Keep me logged in Forgot your password? OK Subscribe toAfrica IntelligenceorPay-Per-Article E-wallet starting from 30 EUR Subscribe or Pay-Per-Article Discover our offers Not reader yet?Create an account to access our FREE SECTION A free issue A selection of articles New editions' summaries Keyword notifications to follow people or topics of interest to you A free issue and a selection of free articles Summaries and email notifications Keep me logged in Create a free account Free Articles MOROCCO Business 22/05/2020 Private firm Sentinel lands security contract with EU delegation DJIBOUTI UNITED STATES HORN OF AFRICA Diplomacy 19/05/2020 US Air Force beefs drone capacity against al-Shabaab CAMEROON Politics 05/05/2020 Biya's hardliners go after Maurice Kamto's finances Access the free section On the same subject GABON 17/10/2018 Ali Bongo's new green image Struggling on the economic level, the president is counting on his environmental policies to shore up his position. [...] GABON 26/07/2017 Ali Bongo maintains the ethnic and regional balance of his government The president has reshuffled his cabinet to make it more representative of the country. [...] GABON 31/05/2017 Bilie By Nze, Bongo’s real mouthpiece Since his contested election to a new term in office as Gabon’s president last August, Ali Bongo still hasn’t shaken [...] GABON 17/05/2017 Ngondet gains a lot in sway Unlike his predecessors, prime minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet is being pampered by the Bongo regime. Here’s why. [...] GABON 03/05/2017 Implosion of Accombessi’s system just beginning Free The breakdown of a system created to wield influence by the president’s former chief of staff could hit at Ali Bongo’s opponents. [...] GABON 29/03/2017 The newcomers filling Accrombessi’s old job Fresh power circles have formed around Ali Bongo since his powerful chief of staff left office. [...] GABON 01/03/2017 Ali Bongo settles his scores with his family! Having taken action against certain of his ministers and advisers, the head of state is now targeting some of his own relatives. Explanations. [...] GABON 01/02/2017 Bongo wants to keep the ball front and centre With opponents still contesting the election victory that returned him to power, Ali Bongo has taken to extending olive branches. It’s a risky strategy. [...] GABON 18/01/2017 Bongo subjects Accrombessi’s machine to a vigorous purge Keen to restore calm to Libreville, the head of state is busy unravelling the network woven by his former chief of staff. [...] GABON 14/12/2016 The opposition talks about change While President Ali Bongo’s idea for a national dialogue to calm the tensions resulting from his contested reelection in August [...] Spotlight GABON 20/07/2016 Seaside palace in a tizzy ahead of elections Coming to an end of his seven year term in office on Aug. 27, president Ali Bongo will have certainly won the prize for political unpopularity in Gabon. Forsaken by his supporters in Haut Ogooue and a majority of the [. [...] GABON 09/12/2015 Guy Rossatanga-Rignault gets palace promotion Gabonese President Ali Bongo’s legal affairs advisor Guy Rossatanga-Rignault, 52, was promoted to deputy chief-of-staff of the presidential palace in [...] Spotlight AFRICA 14/10/2015 French touch for Africa's politicians At a time when many French-speaking African countries are poised to hold elections, incumbent presidents and their challengers have been busy signing up French PR firms to devise media plans and put the appropriate spin on their communication. [...] Spotlight GABON 03/06/2015 Anti-Maixent Accrombessi camp awakens The destruction of the Beninese embassy in Libreville on April 12 has brought into focus the animosity felt by a large segment of the Gabonese population towards President Ali Bongo’s Beninese-born chief-of-staff and spiritual guru Maixent Accrombessi. [...] Receive prompts for these topics GABON Alain-Claude Bilie By Nze Ali Bongo ANBG ANPN Climate Advice Management Committee Etienne Massard Kabinda Makaga Fernand Manfoumbi Flavien Enongoue Guy Rossatanga Rignault Jean Ping Maixent Accrombessi See all keywordsSee fewer keywords Create a freenotification What is a notification?