Home central and west africa politics GABON Issue dated 13/09/2017 Ali Bongo, still holding out… The president is relying ever more heavily on his teke circle to face down his opponents. [...] (303 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? 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[...] GABON 13/03/2019 Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo anticipates non-return of Ali Bongo The unprecedented situation in Libreville arising from the president's ill health has tempted the regime to ‘adapt' the constitution without consultation. [...] Spotlight GABON 31/10/2018 How the state will make do without its leader After fainting and being hospitalised on 24 October during a visit to Saudi Arabia, the Gabonese president Ali Bongo is likely to withdraw from state affairs for a number of weeks. Mechanisms to ensure the continuity of government business have [. [...] GABON 22/08/2018 Bongo seeks a majority in the parliamentary elections The president is banking on the 6 October ballot to shore up his position. Analysis. [...] GABON 06/06/2018 Ali Bongo's anxiety as the elections approach Despite the implosion of the opposition, the president's camp is uneasy. Here's why. [...] GABON 23/05/2018 Ali Bongo keeps it in the family Despite opening the new government up to the opposition, the president continues to surround himself with a small handful of loyal relatives. Analysis. [...] GABON 25/04/2018 Guy Rossatanga-Rignault, Ali Bongo's new Mr Environment Appointed in February as the minister for fisheries, the sea and maritime security after being removed from his post as [...] 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 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 11/10/2017 Ike Ngouoni Aila Oyouomi becomes Ali Bongo's mouthpiece In mid-September, Ike Ngouoni Aila Oyouomi, an ally of presidential chief of staff Brice Laccruche Alihanga, became Ali Bongo's special [...] Breaking news FRANCE GABON Document 06/10/2017 Bouygues shutdown decision provokes union outrage The sudden decision of France's Bouygues group to close its heavily indebted subsidiary, Bouygues energie & services, and withdraw completely [...] GABON 30/08/2017 Brice Laccruche Alihanga, an Accrombessi ally, installed at the palace The appointment on 25 August of Brice Laccruche Alihanga as presidential chief of staff marks the return to the seaside [...] Special report GABON 10/08/2017 Gabon: Ali Bongo's real challenge lies in financial crisis Gabon's president Ali Bongo got off to a rocky start, winning an election bitterly contested by his opponent Jean Ping and apathetically validated by international courts. A year on, he [...] 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 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 21/09/2016 Bongo keeps his guards close to his chest With Gabon still in the throes of a fierce dispute about his election victory, the president’s security is very much a family affair. [...] 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. 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