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Bongo, Omar, 1935-2009

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    • Bongo, Albert Bernard, 1935-2009
    • Bongo Ondimba, Omar, 1935-2009
    • El Hadj Omar Bongo, 1935-2009
    • Ondimba, Omar Bongo, 1935-2009
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    • found: His Gouverner le Gabon, 1968.
    • found: His Les années qui viennent, 1987?:t.p. (El Hadj Omar Bongo)
    • found: Nzouba-Ndama, G. Une ethique du pouvoir, 2008 (subj.)t.p. (Omar Bongo Ondimba)
    • found: 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)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 17, 2014(WW Africa, 1977 (Bongo, Omar, formerly Albert Bernard))
    • found: 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 L{acute}eon 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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