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Gabon (Vol 2, 2005)
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Contents Volume 2, 2005.

On 4 February, upon the death of Togo's Eyadéma, President Omar Bongo Ondimba (b. 1935) became the longest-serving African head of state. While he did not officially announce his candidacy until October, high world oil prices in 2005 helped him easily win re-election in the November presidential elections. In 2003, the overwhelming maj…

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Yates, Douglas A., “Gabon (Vol 2, 2005)”, in: Africa Yearbook Online, Edited by: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraven. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2005_COM_0027>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004154865, ISSN: 1871-2525



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