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Bongo, Omar, 1935-2009

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Personal name headingBongo, Omar, 1935-2009
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Variant(s)Bongo, Albert Bernard, 1935-2009
Bongo, Omar, El Hadj, 1935-2009
Bongo Ondimba, Omar, 1935-2009
Ondimba, Omar Bongo, 1935-2009
Associated countryGabon
Birth date1935-12-30
Death date2009-06-08
Place of birthLewaï (Gabon)
Place of deathBarcelona (Spain)
AffiliationGabon. Présidence de la République
Parti démocratique gabonais
Profession or occupationPresidents Politicians
Found inHis Gouverner le Gabon, 1968.
His Les années qui viennent, 1987?: t.p. (El Hadj Omar Bongo)
Nzouba-Ndama, G. Une ethique du pouvoir, 2008 (subj.) t.p. (Omar Bongo Ondimba)
Wikipedia, Aug. 19, 2008: Omar Bongo (El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba (b. Albert-Bernard Bongo on 30 Dec. 1935) became president of Gabon in 1967; in 1973, Bongo converted to Islam, taking the name Omar Bongo. In 2003 he added Ondimba as his surname); June 8, 2009 (d. June 8, 2009, Barcelona)
Information from 678 converted Dec. 17, 2014 (WW Africa, 1977 (Bongo, Omar, formerly Albert Bernard))
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bongo, Omar (Albert-Bernard); president, political figure; born 1935 in Lewa{uml}i, Gabon; educated in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo; was named assistant director of President Léon Mba's cabinet (1962); took office as vice president (1967); assumed the presidency (1967); declared Gabon a single-party state (1968), assuming the post of secretary general of the newly created Gabonese Democratic Party; the sole candidate, Bongo swept the 1973 and 1979 presidential election; assumed the post of secretary general of the newly created Gabonese Democratic Party; announced his conversion to Islam, changing his first name to Omar (1973); encouraged foreign investment; has been accused of financial extravagance; officially legalized opposition parties and created a transitional government, the Gabonese Social Democratic Grouping (1991); won the elections in 1993 and again in 1998; died 08 June 2009 in Barcelona, Spain)
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