Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Omar Bongo's replacement

After two days of public denials, the Government of the Gabonese Republic has admitted that President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba is actually dead.

So, anyone care to venture a guess as to... no, not as to who *will* take over in Gabon now that one of the original Big Men has passed away... that is likely a lock already.

The open question is: Will anyone try to run against Ali-Ben Bongo if and when there is an "election"? If so, who?

Extra credit if you can name anyone in Gabon *not* a member of the Bongo family that has made even half as much money from the kleptocracy over the decades.


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