Gabon set to pay respects to Bongo

Libreville – Gabon was set to pay its final respects on Tuesday to Omar Bongo Ondimba, with a state funeral for the former president who ruled the oil-rich equatorial African country for 41 years.


French President Nicolas Sarkozy was set to join more than a dozen heads of African states to pay their respects to Bongo, who died last week aged 73 at a private clinic in Spain.

The presidents of Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Sao Tome and Togo have all confirmed attendance.

 

Source: AHU – Raymond Irambo

 

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