Home central and west africa politics 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. [...] (350 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 SENEGAL Business 02/06/2020 Nexeya and Leonardo face stiff competition as Rear Admiral Diagne retires MADAGASCAR Politics 29/05/2020 Mayor of Antananarivo gets capital's waste disposal debt cancelled DRC ZAMBIA Business 27/05/2020 Hungary's Duna Aszfalt talks to leading Katanga businessman about cross-border road project 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 10/01/2018 Ali Bongo's PDG beset by internal divisions In an indication of the schisms around the president, the ruling party is struggling for unity in the run-up to the legislative elections. [...] GABON 08/11/2017 Francis Hubert Aubame in the vanguard of constitutional reform The 61-year-old leader of the opposition party Parti souverainiste-ecologiste (PSE), Francis Hubert Aubame, will be one of the leading figures [...] GABON 08/11/2017 Ali Bongo takes a leaf out of his friend Faure's book The revision of the constitution sought by the president mirrors the path taken by his Togolese counterpart. [...] GABON 30/08/2017 Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou, Ali Bongo's ‘southern' card Just as Omar Bongo did before him by appointing Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge, on 21 August Ali Bongo chose a [...] Spotlight GABON 30/08/2017 Third social tour for Ali‘16! The fruit of the national dialogue launched in May between the government and parts of the opposition, the new 38-member executive formed by Ali Bongo on 21 August is unlikely to calm the tensions which have been coursing through Gabon [. [...] GABON 12/07/2017 Rene Ndemezo'o Obiang, the master of self-reinvention Rene Ndemezo'o Obiang continues at the age of 70 to excel in the art of political reinvention. Previously the election [...] GABON 15/02/2017 Ali Bongo’s secret weapon: splitting the opposition The head of state is banking on divisions within the ranks of his opponents to govern more freely. [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] GABON 08/06/2016 Everybody seeks to rope in Fang community The dominant ethnic group in the country, the Fang community, is a prize that several candidates in presidential ballot in August are determined to seduce. [...] GABON 25/05/2016 Michel Menga M’Essone heads Guy Nzouba Ndama’s campaign A founding member of Heritage & Modernity (H&M), a breakaway from the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), Michel Menga M’Essone, [...] GABON 20/04/2016 Ali Bongo makes Congo visit to undermine rivals Gabon’s president is making efforts to undermine the support of his biggest political rivals - Jean Ping and Guy Nzouba Ndama - in presidential palaces throughout the region ahead of the elections. [...] GABON 09/12/2015 Bongo’s henchmen lock down PDG party Gabon’s President Ali Bongo is trying to get the upper-hand over dissenters inside the ruling PDG party. [...] Receive prompts for these topics GABON African Cup of Nations Ali Bongo Basile Mve Engone Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet Etienne Massard Kabinda Makaga Grand Orient de France Grande Loge Symbolique du Gabon Guy Nzouba Ndama Guy Rossatanga-Rignault Jean Eyeghe Ndong Jean Ping Louis-Gaston Mayila Omar Bongo Parti Democratique Gabonais Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou Rene Ndemezo’o Obiang Richard Auguste Onouviet See all keywordsSee fewer keywords Create a freenotification What is a notification?