Ali Bongo Ondimba

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Birthday
9, 1959
Birthplace
Brazzaville, Congo Republic
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Brazzaville, Congo Republic

About

Congo-born Gabonese politician known for being the president of Gabon, a position he was elected to in 2009 after his father, Omar Bongo, died in office. He'd previously served as Minister of Defense.

Before Fame

He attended Pantheon-Sorbonne University in France before entering politics. He joined the Gabonese Democratic Party in 1981 and would eventually become president of the party.

Trivia

Due to his nepotistic connections to government, his election was met with controversy and resulted in riots in Port-Gentil.

Family Life

He married Slyvia Bongo in 1989 and has four children. His father was president of Gabon from 1967 until his death and he has two sisters.

Associated With

He met Barack Obama at the White House in 2011.