Home central and west africa politics 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 [...] (312 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 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 MOROCCO Business 22/05/2020 Private firm Sentinel lands security contract with EU delegation Access the free section On the same subject GABON 21/02/2018 Security and intelligence elude Brice Laccruche Alihanga The president's chief of staff is seeking to encroach on Frederic Bongo's private preserve [...] 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. [...] Breaking news GABON 16/06/2017 Exclusive. Ali Bongo taps his enemies’ phones...and ends up with a law suit The story concerns one of the many legal disputes which are currently in fashion in Gabon but Ali Bongo, who [...] 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 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 Why Bongo ditched his spy chief Celestin Embinga did not survive the appointment of the new minister of interior. [...] GABON 19/10/2016 Bongo promotes Accrombessi Far from being thrown of the president’s inner court, Maixent Accrombessi has been brought even closer to the centre of power. [...] 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 [. [...] GABON 10/10/2012 Maixent Accrombessi omnipresent Oil, finance, intelligence, mysticism: Ali Bongo’s powerful director of cabinet seems to have a finger in every pie. [...] Receive prompts for these topics GABON Ali Bongo Arsene Emvahou BGFI Direction Generale de la Recherche Ecole royale militaire Epervier Garde Republicaine Herve Patrick Opiangah Hubert Nganga Maixent Accrombessi Nina Patricia Tsounghat Omar Bongo See all keywordsSee fewer keywords Create a freenotification What is a notification?