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What happened to Omar Bongo?

What happened to Omar Bongo?

The second President of Gabon, Omar Bongo, died in Spain on June 8, 2009, after having suffered from colorectal cancer. A month of mourning and state funeral, spanning June 11 to 18th, followed. After Bongo’s death his coffin was flown from Barcelona to Libreville on June 11.

How many wives does Ali Bongo have?

Ali Bongo Ondimba
Spouse(s) Sylvia Valentin
Children Malika Noureddin Jalil Bilal
Residence Presidential Palace Libreville, Gabon
Alma mater Pantheon-Sorbonne University

How long was Omar Bongo President?

December 2, 1967 – June 8, 2009
Omar Bongo/Presidential terms

How old is Ali Bongo?

62 years (February 9, 1959)
Ali Bongo Ondimba/Age

What killed Omar Bongo?

Heart attack
Omar Bongo/Cause of death
His death was eventually confirmed by then Gabonese Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong, who said in a written statement that Bongo had died of a heart attack shortly before 12:30 GMT on 8 June 2009.

What killed Edith Bongo?

March 14, 2009
Edith Lucie Bongo/Date of death

Who is Ali Bongo married to?

Sylvia Bongo Ondimbam. 1989
Ali Bongo Ondimba/Spouse

What country speaks Bongo?


Gabonese Republic République gabonaise (French)
Demonym(s) Gabonese Gabonaise
Government Unitary dominant-party presidential republic
• President Ali Bongo Ondimba
• Prime Minister Rose Christiane Raponda

Where is Gabon Africa?

central African
Gabon, a central African country, is rich in natural resources. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, it borders Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of Congo. It is sparsely populated, with a population of 2 million (2017) and forests covering 85% of its territory.

Who was the first President of Gabon?

Léon M’ba
Léon M’ba in 1964
1st President of Gabon
In office 12 February 1961 – 28 November 1967
Vice President Paul-Marie Yembit Albert-Bernard Bongo

What is the official language of Gabon?

Gabon/Official languages