The truth about Gabon's dictator

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A special report—

THE CRIMES OF BONGO:

APARTHEID & TERROR IN AFRICA’S GARDENS OF EDEN

By Keith Harmon Snow

omarBongo2The June death of Gabon’s little ‘Big Man’—President Al Hajji Omar Bongo Ondimba—inspired praise worldwide.  Cameroon’s President Biya saluted Bongo’s wisdom while French President Sarkozy called Bongo the “great and loyal friend of France.” Equatorial Guinea declared three days of national mourning and a ‘saddened’ U.S. President Obama lauded Bongo’s role in ‘shaping’ U.S.-Gabon relations for 41 years and his dedication to nature conservation and conflict resolution. “At a continental level,” bemoaned Zambia’s President Banda, “he was a pan-Africanist who tirelessly and tenaciously worked for the unity of the African continent.”  Behind the crocodile tears the  news of Bongo’s death saw police and troop reinforcements hitting the streets of Gabon—France’s private Eden in Africa—as the old crocodile’s teethy security apparatus clicked into lockdown…[.]

keith harmon snow—www.allthingspass.comis an independent human rights investigator and war correspondent that worked with Survivors Rights International (2005-2006), Genocide Watch (2005-2006) and the United Nations (2006) to document and expose genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan and Ethiopia. He has written extensively about African affairs.

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6 comments on “The truth about Gabon's dictator
  1. An eye-opening reportage, and so well crafted that would put Cronkite to shame. But the real shame is that this kind of coverage and analysis is well kept out of sight in most of the mainstream media, and for good reason (from the standpoint of those who own everything!).

    Good show.

    Tom Willberforce, Glasgow

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