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THE GABONESE CHURCH IS CERTAINLY THE DICTATORSHIP’S FRIEND. L’ÉGLISE GABONAISE EST ASSUREMENT L’AMIE DE LA DICTATURE

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This Sunday, 1 February 2015, will be held a bizarre ceremony of national prayer, called in care of Ali Bongo, to implore God to, among other things: "restore the spiritual life of the Gabonese people; restore the economy and finances of Gabon; etc." But they do not care at all about all of God, these wicked people! To find that the Gabonese church is open to that kind of joke is frankly disgusting and sufficient proof that under our skies, the ecclesiastical concern (at least their leadership), is not to ensure that the poor have a decent life and that justice and fairness prevail in the country; but to lull the masses with the passivity and analgesic effect of prayer, while Ali Bongo and his clan are feasting.
Dear readers, it is appropriate to ask, when we observe the haste with which these clerics come running every time Ali Bongo need them to mobilize for him; if the Gabonese Church is aware of its image and the exemplarity that people expect from it? Here…

A CALL FOR DIALOGUE AS A WAY TO RESCUE ALI BONGO? UN APPEL AU DIALOGUE POUR VOLER AU SECOURS D’ALI BONGO?

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Alexandre Barro Chambrier (photo: Gabonreview)



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Dear readers, you certainly have not failed to perceive for the umpteenth time, the attempts by the schemers of all stripes, given the pressure that has been exerted for months on Ali Bongo, to try to defuse the time bomb that threatens to destroy his power, by flying to the rescue of the regime by proposing to the Gabonese people to adopt a falsely republican position in circumstances that let the regime keep all the attributes of a dictatorial regime; it is a proposal that only fools would accept.
Indeed lately, we have carefully observed the intervention of the US representative in Gabon about the political climate in the country; which followed the incessant calls from the UN representative on the same subject; which in turn was followed by the announcement by the regime to invalidate the decision of dissolution of political parties; which was followed by the declaration of Alexandre Barro Chambrier, taking the lead in th…

CONGRATULATIONS TO ÉCHOS DU NORD FOR THE LAUNCH OF ITS WEBSITE. FÉLICITATION À ÉCHOS DU NORD POUR LE LANCEMENT DE SON SITE INTERNET

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It is with great satisfaction, coupled with admiration that this blog has appreciated the launch by the newspaper Echos du Nord, whose main leaders are now in exile, of its website. This tool will enable this young, dynamic and courageous Gabonese company to provide to its worldwide readership, a simple and accessible platform for access to information. What would the torturers do when faced with this tool?
This website will allow the Echos du Nord team to continue to develop the carefully established trust with their readers and to continue popularize, explain and synthesize information about Gabon. People who are interested in Gabon, will now have another website that can give them accurate information that demystifies the dictatorship that stifles the Gabonese people.
To the Echos du Nord team, we are proud of the work you do and wish you more success in the future.
To access the site, click here.



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C’est avec une grande satisfaction, doublée d’admiration …

WATER FLOWS UNDER THE BRIDGE, AND THE BANIO REVEALS ITS SECRETS. L’EAU COULE SOUS LE PONT, ET LA BANIO LIVRE SES SECRETS

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Ali Bongo and Guido Santullo at the inauguration of the bridge over the Banio river.
Ali Bongo et Guido Santullo à l’inauguration du pont sur la Banio



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The Gabonese newspaper La Loupe, in its recent edition, informs us of the underpinnings of the construction of the bridge over the Banio river. Given the importance of the revelations, we publish that article here in a new format to make it more accessible to the reader. Rest assured, nothing in the content has been changed.




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Le journal Gabonais La Loupe, dans sa récente édition, nous éclairci sur les péripéties de la construction du Pont sur la Banio. Vu l’importance des révélations, nous reprenons ici cette interview and la reformatant pour la rendre plus accessible au lecteur. Rassurez-vous, le contenu n’a été en rien modifié.

POLICE REPRESSION AGAINST TEACHERS IN OYEM. REPRESSION POLICIÈRE CONTRE LES ENSEIGNANTS À OYEM

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Photos: Marc Ona Essangui

A CALL TO OUTRAGE AND NATIONAL SOLIDARITY. APPEL À L’INDIGNATION ET À LA SOLIDARITÉ NATIONALE

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One of the arrested students, Lionel Ella Engonga Un des étudiants arrêtés, Lionel Ella Engonga
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ECHOS DU NORD OF THIS WEEK. ECHOS DU NORD DE LA SEMAINE

A TRULY BIZARRE CHARLIE IS THIS ALI BONGO! UN CHARLIE BIEN BIZARRE CET ALI BONGO !

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Désiré Ename welcoming Jonas Moulenda at the Paris airport
Désiré Ename accueillant Jonas Moulenda à l’aéroport de Paris (Photo : Moulenda)

Ali Bongo at the Republican march in Paris Ali Bongo à la marche républicaine de Paris
(Photo : AFP)




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Ali Bongo was there, marching in Paris following the terrorist attacks by crazies whose fanaticism poisons heart and spirit, against the weekly Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket. He said he was Charlie; joining those who sincerely wanted to condemn in the strongest terms the heinous crimes committed against journalists, Charlie-Hebdo cartoonists, but also against the on duty police officer, and against the innocent customers of the kosher supermarket. Sincere people of all countries and all cultures were unanimous on the fact that no cause, no ideology, no faith, no excuse can justify such an act and such a violation of the freedom of expression.
But could Ali Bongo have been sincere? Could he have been Charlie? Certainly not dear re…

THE ABYSS DOES NOT MAKE THE MONK. L’ABÎME NE FAIT PAS LE MOINE

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For the disposal of Gabon by Equatorial Guinea, Ali Bongo wore a ridiculous clown outfit. Obviously, Gabon ended up in the abyss, to the dismay of the yellow canary!

Pour l’élimination du Gabon par la Guinée-Equatoriale, Ali Bongo a revêtu un ridicule accoutrement de clown. Evidemment, le Gabon a fini dans l’abysse, au grand désarroi du canari jaune !

PARALLELISM: BRUNO MBOULOU BEKA LIKE JIMMIE LEE JACKSON. PARALLÉLISME : BRUNO MBOULOU BEKA COMME JIMMIE LEE JACKSON

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Dear readers, we continue to dissect the events surrounding the various liberation movements in the world. In doing so, we find many parallels with the experiences of the Gabonese people and believe these enriching parallels have to be shared with our readership because we have to learn from others, if we want to get to the proverbial Promised Land.
The parallelism that we offer today is that of Bruno Mboulou Beka and Jimmie Lee Jackson. One died on 20 December 2014 at the age of 30 in Libreville, Gabon; the other at the age of 27 on February 26, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, in the United States of America. Both were shot dead by security forces, for the same reason: their desire to live free in their respective countries.
You already know the bottom line of the Mboulou Beka case; therefore we will only remind you of that of Jimmie Lee Jackson. Who was he?
Born in Marion, Alabama in 1938, Jimmie Lee Jackson after his studies was drafted into the army for his compulsory military…

THE EXECUTIONERS AT THE SERVICE OF ALI BONGO DID SODOMIZE A STUDENT DURING HIS DETENTION. LES BOURREAUX AU SERVICE D’ALI BONGO ONT SODOMISÉ UN ÉTUDIANT PENDANT SA DÉTENTION

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The bloodspattered garment of one of the students having bled from the anus Le vêtement d’un des étudiants maculé de sang car ayant saigné de l’anus
(Photo : Marcel Djabioh)




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The United Nations recognizes sexual violence as forms of torture systematically used by opponents to achieve military or political objectives. In Rwanda, it is recognized that in 1994, during the genocide in that country, there were about 250,000 cases of rape of defenseless people. The United Nations says that the systematic rape of defenseless people is intended to terrorize the population, to breake families, to destroy opponents and the endurance of the community and, more cynically, to transmit HIV deliberately to people one wants to get rid of. Torturers know that the impacts of this sexual violence are persistent, including sexually transmitted infections and stigma. This widespread sexual abuse leaves traces; primarily medical needs, HIV treatment, psychological support is needed because the v…

PRESS CONFERENCE BY LAWYER PAULETTE OYANE ONDO ABOUT THE BRUNO MBOULOU BEKA CASE. CONFÉRENCE DE PRESSE DE MAÎTRE PAULETTE OYANE ONDO À PROPOS DE L’AFFAIRE BRUNO MBOULOU BEKA

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Paulette Oyane Ondo, in the middle, flanked by members of the Bruno Mboulou Beka family Paulette Oyane Ondo,au centre, en compagnie de membres de la famille de Bruno Mboulou Beka
(Photo : Marcel Djabioh)




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The statement of the press conference
The Mboulou Beka case against the Gabonese State
In Gabon, those who ask for freedom are considered and treated as felons, hunted down like common criminals.
Mboulou Beka was a freedom fighter; he wanted that day, 20 December 2014, to demonstrate his personal commitment to the aspiration of the vast majority of Gabonese for change. He had only one weapon, his belief in the internationally recognized standard that anyone can freely assemble and demonstrate peacefully and freely with any other person of their choice. He believed that so deeply since Gabon had gone to make these commitments before the concert of nations. Mboulou Beka therefore did not know or thought he was dealing with a liar Gabonese State that pledges international commit…

IT IS IMPORTANT TO PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE BARBARITY OF THOSE WHO CLAIM TO GOVERN GABON. IL EST IMPORTANT DE BRAQUER LES PROJECTEURS SUR LA BARBARIE DE CEUX QUI PRÉTENDENT GOUVERNER LE GABON

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The tortured students Les étudiants torturés
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Family Bruno Mboulou Beka has launched a suit against a series of members of the Ali Bongo regime; including: Ernest Mpouhot, the Minister of Defense; Guy Bertrand Mapangou, the Minister of the Interior; Sidonie Flore Ouwé, the Prosecutor of the Republic; and Dr. Pemba, the Medical Examiner. This is a very good thing. The trial of the students recently arrested and imprisoned, has also just provided an opportunity for their lawyers to inform the public about the atrocities endured by these brave students at the hands of torturers in power.
Dear readers, dictatorships think they are untouchable and the people in power in dictatorships believe that they will never pay for their crimes. That is why they torture and kill people with reckless abandon. But it is up to us all to document their misdeeds because all dictatorships eventually fall and it is essential to charge the guilty one way or another, as has been seen else…