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Gabon (Vol 5, 2008)
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Contents Volume 5, 2008.

After 40 years of uninterrupted rule and following the resignation of Fidel Castro, Omar Bongo Ondimba became the longest-serving head of state in the world, a dubious political achievement. Unlike Cuba's cigar-smoking president, whose fragile health resulted in his necessary departure from power, 73-year-old Bongo remained the dominant political figure in Gabon, …

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Yates, Douglas, “Gabon (Vol 5, 2008)”, in: Africa Yearbook Online, Edited by: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraven. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2008_COM_0028>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004178113, ISSN: 1871-2525



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