Ali Bongo Ondimba was the third president of Gabon, serving from 2009 to 2023.
He was the well-known son of Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for over 40 years.
Ali Bongo was born and raised in Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville.
He studied law at the Sorbonne University in Paris and then worked in the Gabonese government.
In the year 1989, Ali Bongo was elected to the Gabonese National Assembly.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1991 and as Minister of Defense from 1999 to 2009.
In 2009, Ali Bongo was elected president of Gabon after his father’s death.
He was re-elected in 2016, in elections that were tarnished by allegations of fraud.
Ali Bongo’s presidency was marked by controversy.
He was accused of corruption and of mismanaging the country’s economy.
He was also criticized for his close ties to China.
In 2018, Ali Bongo suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in Morocco.
He returned to Gabon in 2019, but his health remained a subject of speculation.
In August 2023, Ali Bongo was unseated from power in a military coup.
He is currently in exile in Morocco.
Ali Bongo Ondimba Age
Ali Bongo Ondimba was born on the 9th of February, 1959.
He is presently 64 years old.
Ali Bongo Ondimba Wife
Ali Bongo Ondimba is married to Sylvia Valentin Bongo Ondimba.
They have four children together.
Ali Bongo Ondimba Children
Ali Bongo Ondimba and Sylvia Valentin Bongo Ondimba have four children:
* Malika Bongo Ondimba (born 1990): A businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Malika Bongo Ondimba Foundation, which supports education and health initiatives in Gabon.
* Noureddin Bongo Ondimba (born 1992): A student at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He is interested in politics and international relations.
* Jalil Bongo Ondimba (born 1994): A student at the Lycée National Leon Mba in Libreville. He is interested in sports and music.
* Bilal Bongo Ondimba (born 2000): A student at the International School of Libreville. He is interested in computers and technology.