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PUNISHMENT AND HUMILIATION FOR JEAN REMY PENDY BOUYIKI. PUNITION ET HUMILIATION POUR JEAN REMY PENDY BOUYIKI

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Jean Remy Pendy Bouyiki



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Some dance, others giggle, the more circumspect wonder. But those who can read between the lines and know the modus operandi of Bongos’ Gabon, are unimpressed because the Pendy Bouyiki case, yes it is him we are talking about, is a settlement of scores in which like a Swiss clock, the Gabonese judiciary is being used to humiliate someone already stripped of all honor, all sense of responsibility and any support, near or far.


We want to be clear here: Jean Remy Pendy Bouyiki may be a thug, a thief, a bastard ... etc., but this blog will never endorse injustice, even if the victim of the day happens to be a person who took advantage of the dictatorship. No, you have to be square on your principles; either we are for justice for everyone, or we are for justice for no one. Here's why, dear readers, in Pendy Bouyiki’s case, we will not dance with the revelers of others’ misfortune, because it is the effect sought by the regime. Yes the regime is pun…

THE RANTINGS OF RICHARD ATTIAS. LES DÉLIRES DE RICHARD ATTIAS

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Recently, Richard Attias, Ali Bongo’s impresario through the New York Forum Africa, was on the set of TV5MONDE to promote that event (as seen on the video above). This blog comes to answer to some of the stupid things that were said during that interview.
1. First, the host of the show and Richard Attias suggest that this forum comes to welcome the return of Africa in the concert of international growth
Comment by Le Gabon Enervant/Annoying Gabon: This blog would like to remind Attias that Africa did not wait for him to start its macroeconomic growth. Reliable statistical figures have been showing growth of over 5% per year for the whole of Africa in the decade of the 2000s. When Attias proclaims that his forum comes to welcome the return to growth in Africa, he is only late by 13 years since this growth began a long time ago and the engine of that growth has been countries such as Botswana which did not need to organize this kind of expensive forum to initiate sustainab…

WHY IS THIS FELLOW CITIZEN HAVING TROUBLE OBTAINING JUSTICE? POURQUOI CE COMPATRIOTE PEINE-T-IL À OBTENIR JUSTICE ?

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(photo: Cedric Senon)

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The individual on the picture above is a human being, a Gabonese citizen. His name is Seraige Kombile and on this picture he is protesting in front of the courthouse of Libreville. He is protesting because the Gabonese justice system to this day has not acted in providing justice to this Gabonese citizen whose brother was killed by the daughter of an important member of Ali Bongo’s inner circle.
But beyond the specific case of the killing of his brother, by taking this step to protest against the inaction of the Gabonese justice system, Seraige Kombile is in essence seeking justice for all of us; for all victims of the Gabonese dictatorship. Seraige Kombile is revealing in the most evident way, the enormous justice gap which exists in Gabon between the regime’s cronies and ordinary Gabonese citizens.
Seraige Kombile reminds to all of us that access to justice is a human right in itself, and that a family of modest means should not be prevented from ha…

“ECHOS DU NORD” OF THIS WEEK. « ECHOS DU NORD » DE LA SEMAINE

THEY ASK US: YOU WHO ARE CONTESTING, WHAT IS YOUR PROGRAM? ILS NOUS DEMANDENT: VOUS QUI CONTESTEZ, QUEL EST VOTRE PROGRAMME ?

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Dear readers, the nervousness and skittishness of the Gabonese government become increasingly palpable as the New York Forum Africa approaches. It must be said that the withdrawal of American filmmaker Spike Lee seems to have affected them a bit. This withdrawal has been indeed widely reported on the web; much so that our two articles on the subject, our post asking Mr. Lee not to come to Gabon and the subsequently one thanking him for having listened to the Gabonese people, have both been at the time of this writing, visited on our blog by more than 140,000 readers. Added to this, the campaigns of the other sites, NGOs and one can easily imagine that millions of people have been made aware of the cries of free Gabonese who do not want their money to be used for Ali Bongo’s trivialities.


Still unprepared to deal with the latent intellectual rebellion imposed upon them by free Gabonese, the Ali Bongo regime which accumulates mistake after mistake, from violations of human…

WINDOW ON EQUATORIAL GUINEA: PROBLEMS THAT ARE REMINISCENT OF THE SITUATION IN GABON. FENÊTRE SUR LA GUINÉE ÉQUATORIALE : DES PROBLÈMES QUI NE SONT PAS SANS RAPPELER CEUX DU GABON

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Equatorial Guinea, Gabon’s neighbor on its north-western border, is a country that comes from afar. In just 20 years, that country has made tremendous progress, becoming one of the largest per-capita oil producers in the world. This new source of revenues has allowed that country to engage in numerous significant investments and more importantly to operate without any debt. Equatorial Guinea is a country that is totally solvent; it has virtually no debt.
But all of these developments of the past 20 years should not hide the serious problems still plaguing that country. The government of Equatorial Guinea can be commended for developing that country, but the reality is that the majority of Equato-Guineans still live in abject poverty and the regime is also a very stringent dictatorship.
This blog believes in the truth and in freedom for all people; this is why we publish the link below, that takes you to a publication by the opposition in Equatorial Guinea. This link descr…

WOULD JACQUES ATTALI COME TO ALI BONGO AND RICHARD ATTIAS’SCAM? JACQUES ATTALI VIENDRA-T-IL À L’ESCROQUERIE D’ALI BONGO ET DE RICHARD ATTIAS ?

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Jacques Attali


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For their annual exercise in futility that the New York Forum Africa is, Ali Bongo and Richard Attias have invited Jacques Attali. Some Gabonese citizens have written the letter below to Mr. Attali.



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Pour leur exercice de rafistolage annuel qu’est le New York Forum Africa, Ali Bongo et Richard Attias ont invité Jacques Attali. Des citoyens gabonais écrivent à M. Attali.




THE RETURN OF OBAMA TO AFRICA; ALI BONGO WOULD HAVE LIKED A STOP OVER. LE RETOUR D’OBAMA EN AFRIQUE ; COMME ALI BONGO AURAIT AIME UNE PETITE ESCALE A LIBREVILLE

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The/les Obama (photo: AP)


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The White House press office has just announced that President Barack Obama will travel to Africa this summer, visiting exclusively three countries: Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. He will bring along his spouse Michelle Obama and the visit would be scheduled from June 26 to July 3.
This would be the second visit of the first U.S. black president whose father was from Kenya, to the continent of Africa. The first time, he visited Ghana and Egypt in 2009. His spouse Michelle Obama has also traveled to South Africa and Botswana with their daughters. Given the busy calendar of an American president, it is likely that this visit would be the last of Barack Obama to the African continent during his presidency. A few observations can be made:
1. Together, the Obama’s would have visited a total of 5 countries in Sub Saharan Africa: Ghana, Botswana, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. All of them full democracies, all of them experiencing leadership ch…

AN OPENED LETTER TO ALL PARTICIPANTS TO THE NEW YORK FORUM AFRICA. LETTRE OUVERTE Á TOUS LES PARTICIPANTS AU NEW YORK FORUM AFRICA

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Ali Bongo and/et Richard Attias (photo: NYFA)



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Ali Bongo likes to think of himself as important, a deep inferiority complex. To give the illusion of that importance, he likes to be among the world leaders, the celebrities; people who are really important. So Richard Attias dangled a solution to him: to bring annually to Libreville, at a cost of billions of CFA francs, the world leaders who have time to spare and would not resist to the offer of coming to Gabon for 2 or 3 days, at the expense of the dictator whose population, the one he should serve, lacks everything.
Indeed, dear readers, that a group of people meet at the heart of equatorial Africa to discuss trivialities, is not wrong in itself. But when they do this at the expense of an impoverished and a perpetually economically battered population, such meetings become a crime. Some Gabonese citizens, members of NGOs, have sent the following letter to the attention of all potential participants in this useless forum i…

TO THE ATTENTION OF MRS CHRISTINE OCKRENT : ARE YOU READY TO LEND YOUR PRESTIGE TO ALI BONGO ? À L’ATTENTION DE MADAME CHRISTINE OCKRENT : ÊTES-VOUS PRÈTES À LOUER VOTRE PRESTIGE À ALI BONGO?

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Bernard Kouchner and/et Christine Ockrent (photo: LePoint)






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The following letter has been written by several Gabonese citizens, members of NGOs, to the attention of the high-profile and excellent journalist: Christine Ockrent who is, it must be remembered, the companion of the not less publicized and professionally recognized for excellence, Bernard Kouchner. The letter comes on the eve of the second New York Forum Africa, organized for Ali Bongo by Richard Attias who this year returns to milk his cow. It was announced on the website of this event that Madame Ockrent would be among the participants in this mockery of the average Gabonese people.


Following a previous similar letter, the renowned American filmmaker Spike Lee, gave up going to Gabon for this event. A decision that was greeted with great satisfaction by the Gabonese people fighting for a more livable country. Even though we know that Ockrent is not Spike Lee, and that the history of her life partner, Bernard K…

GABON ON THE PSYCHOANALYTIC COUCH OF GUILOU BITSUTSU GIELESSEN. LE GABON SUR LE DIVAN PSYCHANALYTIQUE DE GUILOU BITSUTSU GIELESSEN

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Guilou Bitsutsu-Gielessen (photo: GBG)



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This very interesting and thought provoking analysis was published by Guilou Bitsutsu-Guielessen, on his blog which he publishes in French here.

Ali Bongo loves Gabon but not the Gabonese people; he loves Libreville but prefers Rabat. He appreciates his Gabonese collaborators but has confidence only in those of foreign origin. He loves Gabonese money but not its development. He is the president of the rich and foreigners. The poor? They are Sylvia’s problem. Ritual crimes? These are crimes of blood! Aren’t the Bantus practicing these crimes since the dawn of time? So nothing new except the noise of NGOs. Also, don’t they say that the Fangs eat "people" are the Punus are "wispy", the Togos great sorcerers?
We are facing a regime that establishes order by distraction and intimidation. We sail between Carnivals and arrests of leaders of the civil society, and between controlled marches and ban of sovereign protest mar…