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President Bongo Is ‘The Messiah’

by | 4th, December 2007

OVER in Gabon, The Croydonian looks at the unchanging politcal landscape:

Is Gabon, where President Bongo is celebrating his 40th anniversary of taking the presidency. Imagine, if you will, if we were still toiling under Harold Wilson. El Presidente has submitted to the popular will in ’93, 98 and 2005, although there are question about the fairness of the contests.

Anyway, his minions seem well aware of which side their bread is buttered:

“President Bongo is an exceptional man,” said Antoine Mboumbou Miyakou, a former interior minister and president of Gabon’s Council for Social and Economic Affairs.

“I can say that he deserves to remain in power in Gabon,” added Rene Coniquet, the president of the senate.

“He is the messiah,” Richard Onouviet, the minister of mining, told schoolchildren in Lambarene.

In 1967:

Major Events of 1967

Israel defeats Arabs in Six Day War.

Dr Christiaan Bernard performs first heart transplant, Cape Town, South Africa.

Biafra (1967-1970) declares independence from Nigeria, and is blockaded leading to massive starvation.

A military coup overthrows the government of Greece.

Sesame Street is first broadcast.




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