Omar Bongo

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Africa Well Rid of Thieves Like Gabon's Bongo

(Newser) - Gabon is officially in mourning for Omar Bongo, who was, until his death Monday, the world’s longest-serving president in the world. But unofficially, “it’s worth remembering that Bongo was precisely the kind of leader Gabon, and Africa, could have done without,” Alex Perry writes for Time.... More »

Gabon President Omar Bongo Dead at 73

In office since 1967, he was world's longest-serving leader

(Newser) - Gabonese President Omar Bongo has died of cardiac arrest at age 73, the BBC reports. Bongo has led Gabon since 1967, which made him the longest serving president in the world. Bongo has been in a hospital in Barcelona since May, and prior rumors of his death had sparked panic... More »

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