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Omar Bongo

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

In a thugtatorship, the purpose of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population scarce resources necessary for basic survival.

Matt Sledge

Dem Rep, Hillary Clinton Praised 'The Next Mubarak,' Gabon's Ali Bongo

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Protesters in the Central African nation of Gabon are looking for their own revolution in the wake of the tumult that toppled Egypt President Hosni Mu...

Bongo Funeral: Sarkozy Jeered

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was jeered as he joined heads of state in the capital of Gabon, Libreville, for the funeral of President Omar Bongo....

Omar Bongo, President of Gabon, Dies At Age 73

AP | YVES LAURENT GOMA AND RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Gabon President Omar Bongo, the world's longest-serving president whose 42-year rule was a throwback to an era when Africa w...