If you would like to know how to rule a country for decades then you should consult President Omar Bongo of
At 4’11’ an African Napoleon Bongo became President of Gabon in 1967. He was just 31 and the world’s youngest president at the time. Bongo was born 1935 in Lewai, a town of the Haut-Ogooué province in southeastern
Bongo is currently married to Edith Lucie Sassou-Nguesso. She is the daughter of Congolese president Denis Sassou-Nguesso. President Bongo has more than 30 children - though not all of them with his wife.
Bongo’s political career kicked off after he won the trust of the father of
President Bongo ruled Gabon over a one-party state for 16 years, until presidential elections were held in 1993 which he won. However successive democratic election in Gabon have been marred by allegations of rigging.
On the international stage, the Bongo has cultivated an image as a peacemaker, playing a pivotal role in attempts to solve the crises in the
President George W. Bush welcomes President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon to the Oval Office Wednesday, May 26, 2004. Photo Courtesy of the United States White House
President Bongo is one of the wealthiest heads of state in the world, with this attributed primarily from the benefits of oil revenue and alleged corruption. In 2005, an investigation by the United States Senate Indian Affairs Committee into fund raising irregularities by lobbyist Jack Abramoff revealed that Abramoff had offered to arrange a meeting between U.S. President George Bush and Bongo for the sum of US$9 million. Though it is unproven as to whether or not the exchange took place, Bush met with Bongo 10 months later in the Oval Office.More Information Click here
“Where the man does not succeed the woman always ends up succeeding”. Omar Bongo speaking about the Gabonese woman.
OMAR BONGO IN HIS WISDOM
"We do not control the trade of our resources, which are an important factor of prosperity for the dominant nations."
"But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished."
"The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause."
"The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states."
"In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models."
"It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam."
"Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it."
"I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet. "
"Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers."
"I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize! "
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