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MEMBERS OF THE "LOYALIST" WING OF UPG ARE LEAVING. THE END OF AN ERA. LES MEMBRES DE L’UPG « LOYALISTE » S’AFFRANCHISSENT. LA FIN D’UNE ÉPOQUE.

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Pierre Mamboundou (photo: Africatime)




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In Gabon the survival of a political party after the death of its founder, continues to be an impossibility. Although it is tempting to think that the PDG would have survived the demise of Omar Bongo, this blog believes that the survival of the PDG is an illusion because in fact, the party is still de facto a party-state, and that as the Bongo retain power, all those who would want to benefit professionally will always feel obliged to belong to that organization, even if they have to use hypocrisy to do so. But the opposition parties, to which the masses belong to by conviction because no benefit either financial or professional, comes from them, do not survive the death of their founder as lieutenants rush to sell off the political legacy painstakingly built over the years by the deceased, to the regime; in exchange for a tiny bit of power or some trivial financial favors.
So in single queue, we saw the arrival of beefy parties like …

ALI BONGO OR THE ALLEGORY OF LAZINESS. ALI BONGO OU L’ALLÉGORIE DE LA PARESSE

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"The Sleeper in the valley" is one of the first and most famous poems of Arthur Rimbaud. The author was sixteen when he became incensed by the massacres he observed during the Franco-Prussian War, he decided to write without romanticism and with the utmost rawness about the horror of war. This poem will make Rimbaud into one of the masters of the pacifism and indignant current; and also introduce the use of allegory as a symbol of a statement and a message. As Rimbaud used the symbolism of the soldier's body into an eternal sleep in the middle of lush nature to express the absurdity of war, we can see in the drowsiness of Ali Bongo in the United Nations, the expression of the laziness and the unpreparedness of the Gabonese regime.
Of course, dear readers, the regime’s freeloaders would always try to find justifications to Ali Bongo drowsiness; they will show you pictures of a drowsy Hollande at the Elysee Palace, or Obama with his eyes closed surrounded by …

ONCE AGAIN, ALI BONGO SENDS THE SECURITY FORCES TO ASSAULT THE STUDENTS. UNE FOIS DE PLUS, ALI BONGO ENVOIE LES FORCES DE L’ORDRE Á L’ASSAUT DES ÉTUDIANTS

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Photos: Medang




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In Gabon which is being announced to become an emerging country in just 12 years, the greatest intellectual center of the country was transformed into a war field, the time for Ali Bongo forces to invade the campus of the University of Libreville, to quell students’ legitimate discontent.
Indeed, clashes took place this week on the campus of the University of Libreville between elements of the security forces and students. In fact, to be clear, it is the security forces which charged the students and not the opposite. At the basis of student discontent, the feeling that an intellectual genocide is being committed on these students.
Intellectual genocide? You would think that the terminology is an exaggeration, but no it is not. Explanation: students have the strong feeling that the regime has begun of process to under educate them. Yes, to under educate, dear readers. It all began with the steep cuts in scholarships, even to deserving students. Then it was d…

JONAS MOULENDA REVISITS THE STORM CAUSED BY «I AM BACK FROM PORT GENTIL». LE RETOUR DE JONAS MOULENDA SUR LA TEMPÊTE CAUSÉE PAR «JE REVIENS DE PORT GENTIL»

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Jonas Moulenda (photo: Moulenda)


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The journalist Jonas Moulenda returns to outline the consequences of his investigation into the massacre of Port-Gentil in 2009. For the duty of remembrance, this article is essential reading.



Back to the storm caused by ''I am back from Port-Gentil''
On 25 September 2009 the national daily L’Union published under my pen, an incendiary article, the third in a series of reports entitled'' I'm back from Port-Gentil'' on the post-election violence that had occurred. The publishing director at the time, Albert Yangari had been arrested. Hunted by the military, I had taken refuge in a diplomatic mission. Chronicle of a day that shook Libreville.
That Friday, it is 7:53 am when I am awakened abruptly by a call from my wife, Diana, who had returned to Paris. "I just wanted to make sure you are well because I had a bad dream. I saw that you were attacked by the military," she said. Before hanging up, I r…

WHAT TO MAKE OF ALI BONGO SLEEPING AT THE UNITED NATIONS? QUE PENSER DE LA SOMNOLENCE D’ALI BONGO AUX NATIONS UNIS ?

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There is the caricature of the African who is despised the world over because he is supposed to be careless, lazy in the extreme; eternally needy; a congenital idiot, does not want to go to school because preferring to party, libidinous and sickly irresponsible etc.
There is the caricature of the African Head of State who is supposed to be corrupt, incompetent; murderous, insensitive to the needs of the people, who does not know what to do at world summits except to sleep...
Then there is unfortunately the case of Ali Bongo, where we see the intersection of the caricature of the African and the one the even more cartoonish Negro Head of State. No picture illustrates better this fact than the photo and video above, showing an Ali Bongo ready to use a member of the French delegation as a pillow for his sleeping comfort during Obama’s speech. We can laugh, but this symbol of an African Head of State who collapses in his chair, unable to resist the call of Morpheus, is very d…

A NORMAL GOVERNMENT TRIES TO IMPROVE THE CITIZENS STANDARD OF LIVING; IN GABON, IT IS THE OPPOSITE. UN GOUVERNEMENT NORMAL ESSAIE D’AMÉLIORER LE NIVEAU DE VIE DES CITOYENS; AU GABON, C’EST L’INVERSE

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By that measure recently taken to ban the import of vehicles of more than three years old, the Bongo regime again has demonstrated its insatiable desire to continue to poison and complicate the lives of Gabonese citizens who do not ask them for so much!
In fact, any normal person living in a country normally led, would be entitled to expect that their government would be striving to improve their life, to make it easier for them to have access to education, health services, to the purchasing of a car which is a necessity of modern life in Gabon and elsewhere, to be able to acquire housing, to get a job, etc. But we see that in all these areas, the intervention of the regime goes in the sense of the discouragement and the greater impoverishment of the population. All Gabonese citizens are now nearly unanimous for example, in the view that the alleged actions taken by the government to supposedly mitigate the increase in the cost of living and thus r…

THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF ECHOS DU NORD. L’ÉDITION DE LA SEMAINE D’ÉCHOS DU NORD

STATEMENT OF EFFECTIVE STRIKE BY CONASYSED. DÉCLARATION D’ENTRÉE EN GRÊVE DE LA CONASYSED

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ALI BONGO PROHIBITS THE IMPORT OF VEHICLES OVER THREE YEARS OLD. ANOTHER COMEDY! ALI BONGO INTERDIT L’IMPORTATION DE VÉHICULES DE PLUS DE TROIS ANS. ENCORE UNE COMÉDIE!

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The Bongo regime has yet distinguished itself by an announcement showing on the public square indeed the very absurdity of the people who are supposed to conduct the affairs of the country carefully. Really, Ali Bongo has decided that in his personal Gabon, which lacks everything, which is badly placed in most rankings of human development indices, in which the minimum wage still range between 80,000 and 150,000 CFA francs; the most important economic measure to take would be to ban the import of vehicles more than three years old.
The reason found by the regime to justify this idiotic measure is supposed to be to protect the environment from pollution coming from these vehicles. One is tempted to ask them who told them that a vehicle of more than 3 years old polluted more than a vehicle a year or two years old? Who told them that a new car is always more polluting than the same vehicle well maintained after 5 years? If the regime wanted to really protect the environment…