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TO THOSE WHO THINK THAT THE BONGOS WILL RESPECT THE RESULTS OF THE BALLOT BOX. À CEUX QUI PENSENT QUE LES BONGO VONT RESPECTER LES RÉSULTATS DES URNES

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THE VEOLIA-GABON CONFLICT ON TV5 MONDE. LE CONFLIT VEOLIA-GABON SUR TV5 MONDE

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ANOTHER ECONOMIC FEAT BY ALI BONGO. UN AUTRE EXPLOIT ÉCONOMIQUE D’ALI BONGO

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THE FRENCH ARMY IS ESSENTIALLY DEPLOYED ONLY IN AFRICA. L’ARMÉE FRANÇAISE N’EST ESSENTIELLEMENT DÉPLOYÉE QU’EN AFRIQUE

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GABON, POORLY RANKED AS 117th IN TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S CORRUPTION INDEX. LE GABON, MAL CLASSÉ À LA 117ième PLACE DANS L’INDICE DE CORRUPTION DE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

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A READER WRITES TO YVES FERNAND MANFOUMBI. UN LECTEUR ÉCRIT À YVES FERNAND MANFOUMBI

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BRICE LACCRUCHE-ALIHANGA’S GOVERNMENT RESCHUFFLING. LE REMANIEMENT MINISTÉRIEL DE BRICE LACCRUCHE-ALIHANGA

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The recent reshuffle of Ali Bongo's government was allegedly the work of Brice Laccruche-Alihanga, his Chief of Staff.
Supported by Sylvia Bongo, Brice Laccruche-Alihanga wanted to get rid of Guy Rossatanga-Rignault by sending him away from the presidential palace.
Brice Laccruche-Alihanga would have judged, according to La Lettre du Continent, that Yves-Fernand Manfoumbi had become too caricatural to continue to sit in government.


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Le récent remaniement du gouvernement d’Ali Bongo aurait été l’œuvre de Brice Laccruche-Alihanga, son Directeur de Cabinet.
Soutenu par Sylvia Bongo, Brice Laccruche-Alihanga aurait voulu se débarrasser de Guy Rossatanga-Rignault en l’éloignant de la Présidence.
Brice Laccruche-Alihanga aurait jugé, d’après La Lettre du Continent, qu’Yves-Fernand Manfoumbi était devenu trop caricatural pour continuer à siéger au gouvernement.

SENEGAL IS A RECOGNIZED DEMOCRACY, AND GABON, A CONFIRMED DICTATORSHIP. LE SÉNÉGAL EST UNE DÉMOCRATIE RECONNUE, ET LE GABON, UNE DICTATURE CONFIRMÉE

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Dear readers, a compatriot certainly wanting to prove to us that to go to the elections in a dictatorship could bear fruits, made the remark below to us (the first one), which generated an answer from us, then a retort by the compatriot and finally we decided to bring this debate to the general public because it was of broad interest. We offer our exchange below.

The compatriot: Diouf and Wade were defeated by the ballot box
This blog: Senegal is a true democracy that since Senghor, organizes free and credible elections. Can you make the same argument for Gabon? Wade and Diouf came and went by the polls. They never fired on the people to stay in power. The comparison seems inappropriate.
The compatriot: Are you kidding or what? Senghor transferred power to Diouf through institutional arrangements. How could an appointed Prime Minister finish the mandate of a president elected by universal suffrage? Diouf came to power under a rogue law that inspired Houphouet-Boigny to all…

ECHOS DU NORD

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ARM WRESTLING BETWEEN BRICE LACCRUCHE-ALIHANGA AND FREDERIC BONGO. BRAS DE FER ENTRE BRICE LACCRUCHE-ALIHANGA ET FREDERIC BONGO

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Brice Laccruche Alihanga and Frédéric Bongo are purported to be fighting over the sensitive area of security and intelligence beside Ali Bongo.
Frédéric Bongo has been for several years the holder of these key areas, as well as the no less important one of the management of Ali Bongo's private domain, which he has entrusted to Nina Patricia Tsounghat and Arsène Emvahou, two relatives from Haut-Ogooué, of course.
In addition to being interested in these areas, Brice Laccruche Alihanga would also be coveting the management of the presidential palace ‘special funds.
Who will have the biggest biceps to take it all?



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Brice Laccruche Alihanga et Frédéric Bongo se disputeraient le domaine réservé de la sécurité et du renseignement, auprès d’Ali Bongo.
Frédéric Bongo est depuis plusieurs années, le détenteur de ces domaines clés, ainsi que celui non moins important de la gestion du cabinet privé d'Ali Bongo, qu’il confie a Nina Patricia Tsounghat et Arsène…

VEOLIA’S ANSWER. LA RÉPONSE DE VEOLIA

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GUIDO SANTULLO IN A CONFLICT WITH MAUREL & PROM. GUIDO SANTULLO EN CONFLIT AVEC MAUREL & PROM

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Already engaged in a financial dispute with the Gabonese State, the Italian businessman Guido Santullo also finds himself in conflict with the oil company Maurel & Prom.
Indeed, Guido Santullo has just sued Maurel & Prom before the Paris Commercial Court for uncompleted contracts.
Guido Santullo, the boss of the construction group Sericom, is asking more than 1.2 million euros (about 800 million CFA francs), to the Gabonese subsidiary of Maurel & Prom for work done by Hydro Public Works Gabon (HTPG), one of the entities of his group; that have not been settled to date.
These works are: the maintenance of tracks and platforms as well as civil engineering on the field of Onal, near Lambaréné. But the conflict between Santullo and Maurel & Prom seems older.
Indeed, since 2015, a company, Newland Consulting, would have claimed the payment of a commission of 2.73 million euros to HTPG, on a contract linking the construction group to Maurel & Prom. But not get…

VEOLIA AGAINST ALI BONGO: GOING TO COURT. VEOLIA CONTRE ALI BONGO : DIRECTION LE TRIBUNAL

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According to La Lettre du Continent, the termination of Veolia's contract in Gabon should move towards business courts.
The legal argument that Veolia will use is that the Gabonese state has lacked planning and public policies, and has stranded SEEG financially by not paying its obligations amounting to 36 billion CFA francs (54 million €).
To be continued.



Traduction française
D’après La Lettre du Continent, la résiliation du contrat de Veolia au Gabon, devrait s’acheminer vers les tribunaux d’affaire.
L’argument juridique que va utiliser Veolia est que l’Etat gabonais ait manqué de planification et d'orientations publiques, et a asphyxier financière la SEEG en ne payant pas ses obligations s’élevant à ce jour à 36 milliards de francs CFA (54 millions €).
Affaire à suivre donc.

NEW EVIDENCE ADDED TO THE ILL GOTTEN GAINS CASE. DES NOUVELLES PIÈCES DANS L’AFFAIRE DES BIENS MAL ACQUIS

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La Lettre du Continent tells us that French lawyer William Bourdon has just introduced new evidence implicating people close to Ali Bongo, in the case of the ill-gotten gains.
This development will have the effect of extending the case that Ali Bongo would have hoped to get closer to completion. This case remains resolutely on the front burner.




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La Lettre du Continent nous dit que l’avocat français William Bourdon vient de faire introduire des nouvelles pièces à conviction impliquant des proches d’Ali Bongo, dans l’affaire des biens mal acquis.
Ce développement aura pour conséquence de faire prolonger l’instruction qu’Ali Bongo espérait se rapprocher de son terme. Cette affaire reste résolument d’actualité.

ELECTION DOES NOT MEAN DEMOCRACY. ÉLECTION NE SIGNIFIE PAS DÉMOCRATIE

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Some people hold the thesis that going to elections, even rigged, would be commendable, because one demonstrates in doing so, their courage and faith in democracy.
However, elections do not necessarily mean the presence of democratic rule in a country. A cursory look at several elections in Gabon shows that too often they are travesties. To defend this travesty, the regime wants us to once again go vote. We say no.
Why do we say no?
Because we are well aware of the fact that Ali Bongo is hell bent on clinging to power. To do so with the appearance of democracy, he must organize rigged elections. However, when elections are not credible, citizens eventually learn that rebellion and protest are the only way to change their regimes. This is where we are in Gabon.
In Gabon, politics is the exclusive preserve of the Bongo family; and they represent a tiny minority. They have instituted a climate of fear and insecurity in the country at every level. An increasing number of Gabone…

WHY WE REJECT JEAN GASPARD NTOUTOUME-AYI’S ARGUMENT. POURQUOI NOUS REJETONS L’ARGUMENT ÉLECTORALISTE DE JEAN GASPARD NTOUTOUME-AYI

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Jean Gaspard Ntoutoume-Ayi in Gabonreview, writes this:
"We have to earn democracy. Not to participate in the elections, not to vote, is to capitulate to the dictatorship and to abandon Gabon to its predators. "
This blog, with the kind permission of Mr. Jean Gaspard Ntoutoume-Ayi, answers this:
Is it really courageous and even wise and intelligent to continue to vote mechanically, when the elections are organized in a manner unfortunately well too familiar in Gabon and whose scripts are known in advance?
Is it really courageous and even wise and intelligent to continue to vote mechanically, when by electoral fraud, violence, repression of the protesting of the results, the loser always declares themselves the winner by replaying to us the scenario of a peace of the brave which is all fake?
Is it really brave and even wise and intelligent to continue to encourage the people to behave in a way that is tolerant of a democracy that is little more than a spectacle for …

MAY GOD HELP US! QUE DIEU NOUS AIDE!

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REFUSING TO GO TO ALI BONGO'S LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS IS NOW JUDGED BY SOME AS A DEMEANING ATTITUDE. WE SEEM TO BE DREAMING. REFUSER D’ALLER AUX LÉGISLATIVE D’ALI BONGO EST DÉSORMAIS JUGÉ PAR CERTAINS COMME ÉTANT UNE ATTITUDE DÉVALORISANTE. ON CROIT RÊVER

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Jean Eyeghe-Ndong announced that he would not participate in Ali Bongo's upcoming elections. It is his most absolute right and one can also criticize him. He gives his reasons that anyone could judge solid or not.
But what seems unacceptable to us is when an editorial like that of Gabonreview claims that Jean Eyeghe-Ndong's refusal attitude is devaluing!
Dear readers, devaluing for whom and for what?
What is devaluing is to go to another election while the organization structure of elections in Gabon remains the same as that of 2016.
What is devaluing is to go to another election while the Mborantsuo-Aboghe-Ella apparatus remains in place.
What is devaluing is to go to another election while Ali Bongo taunts us by continuing to grab protesters and imprisoning them incommunicado.
What is devaluing is to go to another election while Bertrand Zibi and all the others suffer torture in prison without any concession from Ali Bongo
What is devaluing is to go to another electi…

THIS CLOWN IS A GABONESE MINISTER IN FULL POLITICAL ACTIVITY. CE CLOWN EST UN MINISTRE GABONAIS EN PLEINE ACTIVITÉ POLITIQUE

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HERE IS WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED TO THE GABONESE PEOPLE ONCE AGAIN. VOICI CE QU’ON PROPOSE À NOUVEAU AUX GABONAIS

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CAUTION BY A SEEG EMPLOYEE. ALERTE D’UNE EMPLOYÉE DE LA SEEG

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ANOTHER INSIDER TRADING BY ALI BONGO. UN AUTRE DÉLI D’INITIÉ PAR ALI BONGO

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Officially, Petro Gabon is headed by Jean-Baptiste Bikalou. But its shareholders are family and members of the Bongo oligarchy. People like Henri-Claude Oyima, Paul Toungui, Pascaline Bongo and Ali Bongo are the main shareholders.
Petro Gabon is in financial difficulty.
It is the Bongos who decide on the management of Gabon's public finances.
Ali Bongo has just decided to inject the state into Petro Gabon, through Gabon Oil Company.
In summary, Ali Bongo injects funds from the Gabonese taxpayers into the company in which his family is the main beneficiary. This is called insider trading; Government money is used for operations of which they are the main beneficiary.

We will not give up!





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Officiellement, Petro Gabon est dirigée par Jean-Baptiste Bikalou. Mais ses actionnaires sont les membres de la famille et de l’oligarchie Bongo. Des gens comme Henri-Claude Oyima, Paul Toungui, Pascaline Bongo et Ali Bongo en sont les principaux actionnaires.
Petro Gabo…

VEOLIA’S SUCCESSOR HAS ALREADY BEEN CHOSEN. LE SUCCESSEUR DE VEOLIA EST DÉJÀ CHOISI

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The contract linking the French company Veolia to the Gabonese state, signed in 1997, for 20 years, expired since June 30, 2017. But not being ready to take over the SEEG, the Gabonese State had in March 2017, granted an additional five-year reprieve to Veolia. But in fact, Ali Bongo and his Olam advisors, mainly Gagan Gupta, had given themselves some time to set up a corporate takeover structure.
The buyer of SEEG is already known. You will notice that no call for tenders has been issued by the Gabonese State. Our sources are formal, as is now the rule for any sensible and lucrative project in Gabon, it is Olam that will win the prize. They will announce an independent entity, but its control will be done by Olam.
It is not for nothing that Ali Bongo put his son as number 2 of Olam Gabon, after Gagan Gupta. Olam is now the washing machine of Ali Bongo. All activities generating huge revenues: industry, port activity, air travel activity, and soon water and electricity; h…

BIZARRELY, THOSE WHO SAY YES TO THE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS GET MAD WHEN WE SAY NO TO THEM. BIZARREMENT, CEUX QUI DISENT OUI AUX LÉGISLATIVES SE FACHENT QUAND NOUS LEUR DISONS NON

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In a democracy, a parliament owes its existence to the need to counterbalance the executive branch. Given the undivided reign of the Bongos in Gabon, given the denial of the vote of the Gabonese people, it seems judicious to us to question the merits and legitimacy of a parliament resulting from rigged elections. How can the people be represented by non-legitimate institutions under an even less legitimate regime?
We say no to Ali Bongo's legislative elections. Let those who want to go do it; we do not care! But curiously, while we do not hold them back, those who want to go to the legislative election do not stop to repeat to us that the policy of the empty chair is not good. But we answer them: it is not the politics of the empty chair, since you will occupy this chair!
Dear readers, you would have understood that the insistence of those who want to go to the legislative election have the mission to overcome the resistance and legitimize Ali Bongo. Without our pocke…

THE ANALYSIS OF A GABONESE ABOUT THE BREAK UP BETWEEN ALI BONGO AND VEOLIA. L’ANALYSE D’UN GABONAIS À PROPOS DE LA RUPTURE ENTRE ALI BONGO ET VEOLIA

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THE WORRIED OF SEEG EMPLOYEES. L’INQUIÉTUDE DES EMPLOYÉS DE LA SEEG

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IN 1993, ALREADY, THE CAPITULATION WAS JUSTIFIED, SAYING THAT IT WAS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. EN 2018 THEY ARE TRYING THE SAME TRICK. EN 1993, DÉJÀ, ON JUSTIFIAIT LA CAPITULATION EN DISANT QUE C’ÉTAIT POUR LE BIEN DU PAYS. EN 2018 ON REPREND LA MÊME RENGAINE

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ALI BONGO’S MIMETIC PRIORITIES, THE NEW-YORKAN YELLOW CABS, NOW IN LIBREVILLE. LES PRIORITÉS MIMÉTIQUES D’ALI BONGO, LES TAXIS JAUNES NEW-YORKAIS, DÉSORMAIS Á LIBREVILLE

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THE DIASPORA IS STILL NOT GIVING ANYTHING UP. LA DIASPORA NE LÂCHE TOUJOURS RIEN

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PATRICK EYOGO-EDZANG’S EXPLANATIONS ABOUT KICKING VEOLIA OUT. LES EXPLICATIONS DE PATRICK EYOGO-EDZANG AU SUJET DE LA MISE Á LA PORTE DE VEOLIA

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JEAN EYEGHE-NDONG’S NO TO ALI BONGO’S LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS. LE NON DE JEAN EYEGHE-NDONG AUX LÉGISLATIVES D’ALI BONGO

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THE RESPONSE OF SEEG (VEOLIA). LA RÉPONSE DE LA SEEG (VEOLIA)

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MICHEL MENGA M’ESSONE SPEAKS. MICHEL MENGA M’ESSONE S’EXPRIME

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ALI BONGO SENDS ITS SECURITY FORCES TO TAKE OVER SEEG (VEOLIA) PREMISES. ALI BONGO ENVOIE SES FORCES DE SÉCURITÉ PRENDRE POSSESSION DES LOCAUX DE LA SEEG (VEOLIA)

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ALI BONGO KICKS VEOLIA OUT, WILL OLAM TAKE OVER WATER AND ELECTRICITY IN GABON? ALI BONGO CHASSE VEOLIA, VA-T-ON VOIR OLAM REPRENDRE L’EAU ET L’ÉLECTRICITÉ AU GABON ?

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LIBREVILLE AFTER THE RAIN. LIBREVILLE APRÈS LA BOURRASQUE

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IT IS WITH A REPRESSIVE ALI BONGO THAT SOME WOULD LIKE TO GO TO LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS IN THE HOPE OF BEING VINDICATED. C’EST AVEC UN ALI BONGO REPRESSIF QUE CERTAINS VOUDRAIENT ALLER AUX ÉLECTIONS LÉGISLATIVES POUR ESPÉRER OBTENIR GAIN DE CAUSE

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NOTHING NEW IN GABON. THE POPULATION DEMONSTRATES AGAINS ITS LIVING CONDITIONS AND ALI BONGO ORDERS REPRESSION. RIEN DE NOUVEAU AU GABON. LA POPULATION PROTESTE CONTRE SES CONDITIONS DE VIE ET ALI BONGO ORDONNE LA REPRESSION

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LIBREVILLE, AFTER ANY RAIN FALL. LIBREVILLE, APRÈS LA MOINDRE AVERSE

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