Home central and west africa politics GABON Issue dated 16/11/2016 Why Bongo ditched his spy chief Celestin Embinga did not survive the appointment of the new minister of interior. [...] (338 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 03/07/2020 ESL & Network lays groundwork for World Bank, IMF gathering in Marrakesh ANGOLA Business 30/06/2020 Lourenço wants to make up for diamond road repair blunder CAMEROON Politics 26/06/2020 Army frustrated over treatment of Israeli-supervised special forces defending Paul Biya's twilight years Access the free section On the same subject GABON 10/07/2019 Accrombessi and Laccruche face off over security Deprived of his title of "high representative" of the Gabonese president (WAN 797), Maixent Accrombessi is trying to secure a [...] GABON 10/07/2019 Brice Laccruche Alihanga makes inroads into intelligence community Ali Bongo's ambitious chief of staff, who for a long time has had little purchase over the intelligence and security services, has managed to get several of his allies appointed in this domain. [...] GABON 07/03/2018 Antoine Francis Mbou, Ali Bongo's new spymaster Originally slated as the new commander of the Forces de police nationale (FPN), Antoine Francis Mbou was ultimately appointed on [...] GABON 13/09/2017 Ali Bongo, still holding out… The president is relying ever more heavily on his teke circle to face down his opponents. [...] GABON 17/05/2017 Arsène Emvahou,the man who whispers in Bongo’s ear President Ali Bongo’s principal aide de camp, the enigmatic, 45 year old colonel Arsene Emvahou, is the leader’s eyes and [...] 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 18/01/2017 The influence of Herve Patrick Opiangah over the president is growing An advisor to Ali Bongo, Herve Patrick Opiangah, who was imprisoned in 2007 for "acts of banditry" during the reign [...] 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 30/11/2016 With Accrombessi gone, Bongo fixes his Tekeentourage Free The absence of his right-hand man from the presidential palace means Ali Bongo has had to reorganize his team around his own ethnic group. [...] GABON 16/11/2016 Katoua Soumanga, Ali Bongo’s spy chief Just as his father Omar Bongo did, President Ali Bongo of Gabon has, at the start of his second term [...] Spotlight GABON 25/11/2015 Ali Bongo tightens grip on power As they grapple with an opposition that is increasingly restive, Gabonese leader Ali Bongo’s faithful allies are now also trying to deal with dissent inside the ruling PDG (Parti Democratique Gabonais) party. To show the doubters who is boss, Bongo [. [...] Spotlight GABON 29/01/2014 New generation elbows out elders The electoral calendar determines the political timetable in Gabon. Profiting from the recent round of local elections, President Ali Bongo has taken a scalpel to the teams that are supposed to carry out his orders. [...] Spotlight GABON 14/03/2012 Ali Bongo's unquenchable thirst for power Omar Bongo reigned over Gabon for 42 years. It has taken his son Ali Bongo just three years to put his own, even more hegemonous, stamp on the country. Bongo fils has kept his large family well at arm's length, [. [...] SPECIAL OFFER 15% OFF your subscription to AfricaIntelligence.com SUBSCRIBE Offer available until 31/07/2020 SPECIAL OFFER 15% OFF your subscription to AfricaIntelligence.com - Region SUBSCRIBE Offer available until 31/07/2020 Previous Next Receive prompts for these topics GABON Ali Bongo Celestin Embinga Conseil National de Securite Frederic Bongo Generale de la Documentation et de lImmigration Jean Ekouah Lambert-Noel Matha Laurent Nguetsara Maixent Accrombessi Martin Boguikouma Omar Bongo Vincent de Paul Katoua Soumanga See all keywordsSee fewer keywords Create a freenotification What is a notification?