Home central and west africa politics GABON Issue dated 30/11/2016 With Accrombessi gone, Bongo fixes his Tekeentourage 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. [...] (329 words) This article is free Log in or create an account to read more Already have an account? Log in Email address Password Forgot your password? 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