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Famous people from Gabon

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Omar Bongo

Politician

Alhaji Omar Bongo Ondimba, born as Albert-Bernard Bongo, was a Gabonese politician who was President of Gabon for 41 years from 1967 until his death in office in 2009. Omar Bongo was promoted to key positions as a young official under Gabon's first President Leon M'ba in the 1960s, before being elevated to Vice-President from 1966 to 1967, eventually succeeding M'ba to become Gabon's second President upon the latter's death in 1967. Bongo headed the single-party regime of the Gabonese Democratic Party until 1990, when he was forced to introduce multi-party politics in Gabon in the face of great public pressure. He then survived intense opposition to his rule in the early 1990s, succeeding in consolidating power again mainly by bringing most of the major opposition leaders of the 1990s over to his side. He was re-elected in an extremely controversial 1993 presidential election, and again in the subsequent elections of 1998 and 2005, with his respective majorities increasing and the opposition becoming more subdued on each election. After Cuban President Fidel Castro stepped down in February 2008, Bongo became the world's longest-serving non-monarch ruler. He was one of the longest serving rulers in history.

Stephane Lasme

Basketball Center

Yann Ulrich Stephane Lasme is a Gabonese professional basketball player who plays for Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek Basket League. He played NCAA college basketball at the University of Massachusetts, with the UMass Minutemen, and he was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2007 NBA Draft.

François Bozizé

Politician

François Bozizé Yangouvonda is a Central African politician who was the President of the Central African Republic from 2003 to 2013. Bozizé rose to become a high-ranking army officer in the 1970s, under the rule of Jean-Bédel Bokassa. After Bokassa was ousted, Bozizé served in the government as Minister of Defense from 1979 to 1981 and as Minister of Information from 1981 to 1982. He participated in a failed 1982 coup attempt against President André Kolingba and subsequently fled the country. Years later, he served as Army Chief of Staff under President Ange-Félix Patassé, but he began a rebellion against Patassé in 2001. Bozizé's forces captured Bangui in March 2003, while President Ange-Félix Patassé was outside the country, and Bozizé took power, ushering in a transitional period of government. He won the March–May 2005 presidential election in a second round of voting, and he was re-elected in the January 2011 presidential election, winning the vote in the first round. In December 2012, the CAR was plunged into an uprising by rebel forces who condemned the Bozizé government for not honoring peace agreements after the Central African Republic Bush War in 2007. On 24 March 2013, Bozizé fled to Cameroon via the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the rebel forces attacked the capital city of Bangui and took control of the presidential palace.

Daniel Cousin

Soccer

Daniel Michel Cousin is a Gabonese footballer who is a striker who is currently a free agent and represents Gabon. Previously he has played for Martigues, Chamois Niortais, Le Mans Union Club 72, RC Lens, Rangers, Hull City, Larissa and Sapins.

Bruno Ecuele Manga

Soccer

Bruno Ecuele Manga is a Gabonese footballer currently under contract for French side FC Lorient. Manga began his career in his homeland at FC 105 Libreville, before being spotted by scouts from French Ligue 1 side Girondins Bordeaux. He never played a league game for the club, and spent time on loan at Rodez AF. At the end of his contract he was signed on a free contract with Angers SCO, and became an integral part of their defence set up. In 2010 he joined FC Lorient, and became a first team regular in Ligue 1 as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny who left Lorient for Arsenal.

Roguy Méyé

Soccer Forward

Roguy Méyé is a Gabonese football striker.

Jean Ping

Politician

Jean Ping is a Gabonese diplomat and politician who was the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union from 2008 to 2012. He was previously the Foreign Minister of Gabon from 1999 to 2008 and served as President of the United Nations General Assembly from 2004 to 2005.

Éric Mouloungui

Soccer Midfielder

Éric Mouloungui is a Gabonese international footballer. Originally a striker, he is currently used as a midfielder.

Pierre Aubameyang

Soccer

Pierre Francois Aubameyang "Yaya" is a former Gabonese football defender. He also holds a French passport. He is the father of Catilina, Willy and Pierre-Emerick. He won over 80 caps for the Gabonese national team. He spent most of his career at French team Stade Lavallois. He is currently employed as a scout for A.C. Milan.

André Biyogo Poko

Soccer Midfielder

Andre Biyogho is a Gabonese football player.

Pierre Akendengué

Singer

Pierre-Claver Akendengué is a musician and composer of Gabon. In 1997, he received his country's "Prix d'excellence" at the Africa Music awards in Libreville, honoring his body of work. He also serves as a cultural advisor for the government of Gabon. Born on the island of Awuta, which is located just off the coast from Port-Gentil, Akendengué went to school in Port-Gentil, then studied psychology at the University of Caen in France during the 1960s. While in France, he met singer Mireille, who encouraged his musical interests. In 1974, Akendengué recorded his first album, Nandipo, consisted of songs of his own composition, sung in French and Nkomi, accompanied by guitar, women choir, bass and the percussion of Nana Vasconcelos. He later set to music poems by P. E. Mondjegou, such as "Le Chant du Coupeur d'Okoumé". Returning to Gabon, he studied solfeggio and plainchant at a Catholic college, and presented spectacles showcasing traditional Gabonese forms in a concert setting. In 1986, he received a doctorate from the University of Paris for his study of religion and education among the Nkomi.

Nathalie Makoma

Pop Artist

Nathalie Makoma, born in Kinshasa, Zaire on February 24, 1982, is a Dutch singer of Congolese origin. Her parents are from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was the lead singer for the group Makoma and she later embarked on a solo musical career on her own. She took part in the Dutch Idols singing competition in its fourth season reaching the final and finishing as runner-up to Nikki Kerkhof. As a result she was signed to Sony BMG. She also took part in Dutch Dancing With the Stars coming second, in De Mattheus Masterclass.

Fanny Cottençon

Actor

Fanny Cottençon is a French actress, born in Port-Gentil, Gabon. In 1983 she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her effort in the movie L'étoile du nord.

Frédéric Bulot

Soccer Midfielder

Frédéric Bulot is a French football player who currently plays for Belgian club Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League. He is a French youth international having earned caps with all levels for which he has been eligible beginning with the under-16 team. His club describes him as a versatile left-footed box-to-box midfielder who is capable of playing as a centre midfielder or an attacker. Bulot signed his first professional contract on 18 July 2008 agreeing to a three-year deal until June 2011. After playing with the club's Championnat de France amateur team for the first two years of the contract, he was promoted to the senior team for the 2010–11 season and was assigned the number 22 shirt by manager Guy Lacombe. On 7 August 2010, Bulot made his professional debut in the club's opening league match against Lyon. He started the match and played 57 minutes before being substitute out in a 0–0 draw. Bulot is eligible for both France and Gabon on senior international level due to being born to a French father and Gabonese mother. In July 2011, he joined Caen on a three-year deal.

Lévy Madinda

Soccer Midfielder

Lévy Clément Madinda is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays for Celta de Vigo in Spain, as a midfielder.

Anthony Obame

Olympic Taekwondo Athlete

Anthony Obame Mylann is a taekwondo practitioner who represented Gabon at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Obame is currently coached by former two-time world champion Juan Antonio Ramos. He won the silver medal in the men's 80+ kg category at the 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the first Gabonese athlete to win a medal at the Olympics. Obame defeated Kaino Thomsen and Bahri Tanrikulu en route to the gold medal match, which he lost to Carlo Molfetta of Italy. Obame led in the match, but lost on a judges' decision after the match ended in a tie. Obame said he was disappointed because of what he called a "youthful error." Obame was greeted by thousands of supporters upon his return to Libreville. Obame said he felt "immense pride and joy" in having won the nation's first Olympic medal.

Didier Ovono

Footballer

Didier Janvier Ovono Ebang is a Gabonese football goalkeeper who last played for Sochaux.

Catilina Aubameyang

Soccer Midfielder

Catilina Aubameyang is a Gabonese international football player who is currently playing for Sapins.

Fabrice Do Marcolino

Soccer Forward

Fabrice Do Marcolino is a Gabonese striker currently playing for the French side USJA Carquefou in the Championnat National. In the summer of 2009, he joined Stade Laval after signing from Angers SCO. The curious fact is that Angers and Laval are rivals. Do Marcolino has made several appearances for the Gabon national football team. His brother is fellow player Arsène Do Marcolino.

Mario Lemina

Soccer Midfielder

Mario Lemina is a footballer.

Zack Orji

Actor

Zachee Ama Orji, born in Libreville, Gabon, in the 1960s, is a Nigerian actor, director, producer and filmmaker. Orji is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Having grown up in Cameroon, Benin and Togo he speaks both English and French fluently. His first movie was in 1991, and was entitled Unforgiven Sin. Since then, Orji has starred in different movies and is now a Nollywood legend. He is married to Ngozi Orji has three children and lives in Nigeria.

Guelor Kanga

Soccer Midfielder

Guélor Kanga Kaku is a Gabonese professional football player. Currently, he plays in the Russian Premier League for FC Rostov. He made his debut in the Russian Premier League on March 9, 2013 for FC Rostov in a game against FC Alania Vladikavkaz.

André Mba Obame

Man

André Mba Obame is a Gabonese politician. After serving as an adviser to President Omar Bongo in the 1980s, he was a minister in the government of Gabon from 1990 to 1991 and again from 1997 to 2009; during that time, he was identified with the reformist wing of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party. He held the key post of Minister of the Interior from 2006 to 2009 and then briefly served as Minister of the Coordination and Follow-up of Government Action in mid-2009. He was an independent candidate in the 30 August 2009 presidential election and placed third with 25.33% of the vote.

Jean-Hilaire Aubame

Politician

Jean-Hilaire Aubame was a Gabonese politician active during both the colonial and independence periods. The French journalist Pierre Péan said that Aubame's training "as a practicing Catholic and a customs official helped to make him an integrated man, one of whom political power was not an end in itself." Born into a Fang family, Aubame was orphaned at a young age. He was raised by the stepbrother of Léon M'ba, who became Aubame's chief political rival. Encouraged by his colleagues, Aubame entered politics, serving as Gabon's first representative in the National Assembly of France from 1946 to 1958. Aubame was also a leader in solving African problems, particularly developing the Gabonese standard of living and planning urban sites. Aubame's quick rise in Gabonese politics was spurred by the support of the missions and administration, whereas much of M'ba's strength came from the colonists. Despite a rivalry, Aubame and M'ba, now the President of Gabon, formed several political unions which were sufficiently politically balanced to appeal to the electorate. In appreciation for his help, M'ba appointed Aubame as foreign minister and later President of the Supreme Court. Tensions soon rose between the two due to Aubame's refusal to merge his party with M'ba's and create a single-party state. Aubame was installed as President of Gabon during a 1964 coup d'état against M'ba. However, the coup was toppled three days later, and although he did not participate in the coup's planning, Aubame was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor and 10 years of exile. He was beaten almost daily by his prison guards while serving out his sentence. M'ba's successor as President, Omar Bongo, allowed the return of Aubame to Gabon in 1972. The elder politician died in 1989 in Gabon's capital of Libreville.

Franck Engonga

Soccer Midfielder

Franck Engonga is a Gabonese professional footballer who currently plays for Club Africain and the Gabon national football team. He has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Pascaline Bongo Ondimba

Politician

Pascaline Mferri Bongo Ondimba is a Gabonese politician. Under her father, President Omar Bongo, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1994 and Director of the Cabinet of the President from 1994 to 2009.

Henri Antchouet

Soccer Forward

Henri Arnaud Antchouet Rebienot, known as Antchouet, is a Gabonese footballer who plays for Churchill Brothers S.C. in the I-League. Nicknamed "The Arrow" due to his agility, the striker spent most of his professional career in Portugal and played in five other countries abroad. From 2007 to 2009 he served a ban due to doping.

Patrice Trovoada

Politician

Patrice Emery Trovoada is a São Toméan politician who was Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe from February 2008 to June 2008 and again from August 2010 to December 2012.

Ruddy Zang Milama

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Paulette Ruddy Zang Milama is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Gabon. Zang Milama represented Gabon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed third in her first round heat after Shelly-Ann Fraser and Vida Anim in a time of 11.62 seconds. She qualified for the second round in which she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.59 was the seventh time of her race. In 2012 she ran the Gabon National Record twice in 11.03s over 100m

Jean Eyeghé Ndong

Politician

Jean Eyeghé Ndong is a Gabonese politician. He was the Prime Minister of Gabon from January 20, 2006 to July 17, 2009. He was also the First Vice-President of the Gabonese Democratic Party until 2009. Eyeghé Ndong resigned as Prime Minister in July 2009 and announced his intention to stand as an independent candidate in the August 2009 presidential election. Subsequently he withdrew his candidacy in favor of a joint opposition candidate, André Mba Obame, and acted as spokesman for the opposition. He has been Vice-President of the National Union, a unified opposition party, since its creation in February 2010.

Gilles Mbang Ondo

Soccer Forward

Gilles Daniel Mbang Ondo is a Gabonese football striker who plays for Nejmeh.

Bruno Zita Mbanangoyé

Soccer Midfielder

Bruno Mbanangoyé Zita is a Gabonese football midfielder who is currently a free agent.

Raymond Ndong Sima

Politician

Raymond Ndong Sima is a Gabonese politician who has been Prime Minister of Gabon since February 2012.

Reïna-Flor Okori

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Reina-Flor Okori is a French hurdler of Equatoguinean and Nigerian origins. Okori was born in Gabon after her parents fled Equatorial Guinea, due to the political persecution during the dictatorship of Francisco Macías Nguema. Her grandparents were Equatoguineans, each with different ethnic groups, except for her paternal grandfather. As a junior she finished tenth in long jump at the 1996 World Junior Championships and won the 1999 European Junior Championships in 100 metres hurdles. She finished fifth at the 2001 Summer Universiade and sixth at the 2007 European Indoor Championships. She competed at the 2004 Olympics, the 2005 European Indoor Championships, the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 European Championships, without reaching the final. At the 2008 Olympics, Okori reached the semi-finals of the 100 metres hurdles. She repeated this feat at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but was disqualified in the semi-finals.

Pierre Mamboundou

Politician

Pierre Mamboundou was a Gabonese politician. He was President of the Union of the Gabonese People, an opposition party in Gabon, from 1989 to 2011.

Paul Biyoghé Mba

Politician

Paul Biyoghé Mba is a Gabonese politician who was Prime Minister of Gabon from July 2009 to February 2012. A member of the Gabonese Democratic Party, he served for years as a minister in the government prior to his appointment as Prime Minister. Since 2012, he has been President of the Economic and Social Council of Gabon.

Merlin Tandjigora

Soccer Midfielder

Merlin Abdoulaye Tandjigora is a Gabonese football player who plays French club Carquefou in the Championnat de France amateur. He plays as a defensive midfielder and previously played at the professional level with Metz. Tandjigora is a graduate of the National Football School located in his hometown. On 9 July 2010, he became the first player from the academy to sign a professional contract with a European club after signing a one-year contract with Metz. Tandjigora arrived at Metz in 2009 and joined the club's Championnat de France amateur 2 team for the 2009–10 season. He played in 21 matches and scored two goals as the reserve team of Metz were crowned champions of the league finishing with 107 points. After the season, Tandjigora signed his first professional contract and was, subsequently, promoted to the senior team and assigned the number 12 shirt by new manager Dominique Bijotat. He made his professional debut on 30 July 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Clermont. Tandjigora started the match and played 76 minutes in a 3–1 defeat. He made his league debut a week later in a 2–0 defeat to Évian. Tandjigora was formerly a Gabonese youth international having earned caps with the nation's under-20 team in qualification for the 2009 African Youth Championship. On 30 September 2010, he was called up to the senior team for the first time by coach Gernot Rohr for matches against Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Rémy Ebanega

Soccer Defender

Rémy Nenet Ebanega Ekwa is Gabonese footballer who playing for French club AJ Auxerre. In July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with French Ligue 2 side Auxerre. He was called to Gabon national football team, played at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Georges Ambourouet

Soccer Defender

Georges Ambourouet is a gabonese international football defender who currently plays for Albanian club FK Kukësi.

Bruno Ben Moubamba

Politician

Bruno Ben Moubamba is a Gabonese politician.

Rose Francine Rogombé

Politician

Rose Francine Rogombé is a Gabonese politician who was Acting President of Gabon from June 2009 to October 2009, following the death of long-time President Omar Bongo. She constitutionally succeeded Bongo due to her role as President of the Senate, a post to which she was elected in February 2009. She is a lawyer by profession and a member of the Gabonese Democratic Party. Rogombé was the first female head of state of Gabon. After her interim presidency, she returned to her post as President of the Senate.

Dieudonné Londo

Soccer

Dieudonné Londo is a former Gabon international football forward who played for clubs in Gabon, Morocco, Belgium, Greece and Cyprus.

André Raponda Walker

Man

André Raponda Walker was a Gabonese author, ethnographer, Catholic priest, and missionary. Walker wrote extensively about Gabonese language and culture.

Christopher Lima da Costa

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Christopher Lima da Costa is a Gabonese-born São Toméan athlete. He competed in the 100 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics but was eliminated in the preliminary round despite posting a personal best time of 11.56. Da Costa also represented his country at the 100 metres in the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu and at the 100 metres in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow. Both times he was eliminated in the preliminaries.

Henri Junior Ndong

Footballer

Henri Junior Ndong Ngaleu is Gabonese footballer, who plays for French club AJ Auxerre. In July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with French Ligue 2 side Auxerre, along with his US Bitam fellow Rémy Ebanega. He played for Gabon national football team at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He plays in defender.

Yrondu Musavu-King

Soccer Defender

Yrondu Musavu-King is a Gabonese football player who plays for French club Uzès Pont du Gard on loan from Caen in Ligue 2 and the Gabon national team. He plays mainly as a central defender. Musavu-King made his professional debut on 23 November 2012 in a 1–0 league victory against Angers SCO. Musavu-King made his debut for Gabon in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Congo.

Rolly Lumbala

American Football Player

Rolly Lumbala is a Canadian football fullback for the BC Lions. He was invited to training camp as a gridiron football fullback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Never making the full roster, he was cut on September 4. He was drafted by the BC Lions in the second round of the 2008 CFL Draft. He played college football at Idaho.

Paul Mba Abessole

Politician

Fr. Paul Mba Abessole is a Gabonese politician who heads the National Woodcutters' Rally – Rally for Gabon and was a leading opponent of President Omar Bongo during the 1990s. He stood as a presidential candidate twice during the 1990s and also served as Mayor of Libreville, the capital. From 2002 to 2009 he participated in the government of Gabon, holding the rank of Deputy Prime Minister for most of that period.

Guy Roger Nzamba

Soccer Forward

Guy Roger Nzamba is a former Gabonese footballer, who played as a forward. He also represented the Gabon national football team. Nzamba made his debut in the Football League for Southend United on 20 September 1997, at home to Fulham in the 1–0 victory. He came on as a substitute in the 40th minute for Paul Williams before being substituted himself in the 65th minute for Carl Beeston. He also represented the Gabon national football team on a number of occasions.

Paul Kessany

Soccer Midfielder

Paul Ulrich Kessany Zategwa, known as Paul Kessany is a Gabonese footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for AS Mangasport. He is also a member of the Gabon national football team.

Paul Gondjout

Politician

Paul Marie Indjendjet Gondjout was a Gabonese politician and civil servant, and the father of Laure Gondjout, another prominent Gabonese politician. Gondjout was a member of the Mpongwe ethnic group, and served in the French colonial administration from 1928, and founded the Cercle amical et mutualiste des évolués de Port-Gentil in 1943. He was a delegate to the French Senate from 1949 to 1958, and founded the Gabonese Democratic Bloc. In 1954, Léon M'ba joined the party and eventually overthrew Gondjout as leader. In 1960, then President M'ba reshuffled the government without consulting Parliament. When Gondjout filed a motion of censure he was charged with attempting a coup d'état and sentenced to two years in prison. Following his release, M'ba appointed him to the largely symbolic post of President of the Economic Council, in part to silence the threat he represented. Gondjout served as Minister of State during the abortive 1964 Gabon coup d'état but was acquitted of all charges during his subsequent trial. He lived outside public view from his 1966 acquittal to his death on 1 July 1990 and there is little record of his life during this period.

Thierry Issiémou

Soccer Midfielder

Thierry Issiémou is a Gabonese international footballer who plays for Réunion Premier League side JS Saint-Pierroise, as a defensive midfielder.

Paul Toungui

Politician

Paul Toungui is a Gabonese politician who served in the government of Gabon from 1990 to 2012. He was Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1994, Minister of Mines, Energy, and Oil from 1994 to 2002, Minister of State for the Economy and Finance from 2002 to 2008, and finally Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2012.

Arsène Copa

Soccer Midfielder

Arsène Copa is a Gabonese footballer, who currently plays for AS Mangasport.

Ernest Akouassaga

Soccer Defender

Ernest Akouassaga is a Gabonese football defender is currently a free agent.

Erwin Nguéma Obame

Soccer Defender

Erwin Blynn Nguéma Obame is a Gabonese football player who currently plays for US Bitam.

Léon Mébiame

Politician

Léon Mébiame was the Prime Minister of Gabon from 1975 to 1990. A member of the Fang ethnic group, Mébiame was born in Libreville. Under French colonial rule, he became an inspector of federal police in 1956 and was posted in Chad from January 6, 1957 to March 1959. A close associate of President Omar Bongo, he was Vice President from 1968 to 1975, when the position was abolished; he was then appointed as Prime Minister and served from April 16, 1975 to May 3, 1990. Subsequently he joined the opposition in the early 1990s. He was appointed as President of the Libreville Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Mines on November 6, 2008. He took office on December 4, 2008, succeeding Joachim Boussamba.

Théodore Nzue Nguema

Football player

Théodore Nzue Nguema is a retired Gabon international footballer.

Charly Moussono

Footballer

Charly Moussono is a footballer who plays for Pretoria University F.C. in the South African National First Division. Although Cameroonian by birth, he has represented Gabon and Cameroon at international level. Despite representing Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012, FIFA later found him to be ineligible to represent Gabon at international level. In 2011, Moussono played several games for Gabon and also included in a high-profile friendly game against Brazil. He was later named in the Gabon squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He played in all four games that Gabon participated in. On 3 June 2012, he represented Gabon in a 0-0 draw with Niger in a FIFA sanctioned World Cup qualifying match. In December 2012, FIFA announced that Moussono was not an eligible player for Gabon as he had represented Cameroon in the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup competition. Niger were awarded a 3–0 victory over Gabon.

Cédric Boussougou

Soccer Midfielder

Cédric Boussougou is a footballer who plays for Gabon national football team.

Jean-Boniface Assélé

Politician

Jean-Boniface Assélé is a Gabonese politician and the President of the Circle of Liberal Reformers. He served in the government of Gabon from 1975 to 1990 and again from 2004 to 2009. He was also Commander-in-Chief of the National Police Forces from 1970 to 1989 and held the rank of General. Since September 2009, Assélé has been the Fourth Vice-President of the Senate of Gabon.

Cédric Moubamba

Soccer Midfielder

Cedric Moubamba is a Gabonese footballer currently playing for AC Bongoville as a defensive midfielder. He is a regular member of the national side. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/spieler/81240/cedric-moubamba/profil.html

Zacharie Myboto

Politician

Zacharie Myboto is a Gabonese politician and President of the National Union, an opposition party. He was the Administrative Secretary of the Gabonese Democratic Party from 1972 to 1990 and served in the government from 1978 to 2001. After resigning from the government, he became an opposition leader, founding the Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development in 2005 and placing third in the 2005 presidential election. He has been the President of the Group of the Forces of Change in the National Assembly since 2007. In February 2010, the UGDD merged with two other opposition parties to create the National Union, and Myboto became its President.

Jonas Ogandaga

Soccer Midfielder

Jonas Ogandaga is a Gabonese footballer who currently plays for Gabonese club Stade Mandji. A midfielder, his previous clubs include Petrosport, Sogara, Mbilinga, Raja Casablanca, Olympique Kef, and Medenine. He also played for his nation between 1993 and 2000. He played in three tournaments which include the 1994, 1996 and 2000 African Cup of Nations.

Alexandre Sambat

Man

Alexandre Sambat was a Gabonese politician and diplomat. He was Gabon's Ambassador to the United States from 1991 to 1993 and then joined the opposition in Gabon, standing unsuccessfully as a candidate in the December 1993 presidential election. After that election, he served in the government until his death in 1998. Born in Makokou, Sambat became a chemical engineer. He was Minister of National Education until being appointed as Minister of State for Tourism, Leisure, and National Parks on 18 November 1987. He was subsequently appointed as Ambassador to the United States on 26 April 1991 and presented his credentials on 11 June 1991. A composition by Sambat, the "World Peace Song", premiered in January 1992; Sambat sang and played keyboard during the performance, which was characterized by a "bright, melodic refrain". Its lyrics were in both English and French. After the 1993 election, he was again included in the government; as of 1995 he was Minister of Human Rights. He was the only member of the opposition included in the government that was named on 28 January 1997; on that occasion he was appointed as Minister of Youth, Sports, and Leisure.

Muller Dinda

Soccer Midfielder

Muller Dinda is a Gabonese professional footballer. He plays for Gabon national football team. He has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Alain Moussi

Stunt performer

Alain Moussi is a film producer, a screenwriter and an actor.

Armand Ossey

Football player

Armand Ossey born on 19 October 1978 in Libreville, Gabon is a former Gabonese international football striker who played between 1995 and 2008. During his career he played in Gabon as well as in France, Portugal and in Estonia in which his previous clubs include CS Stade d'Akebe Libreville, Grenoble, Valence, Créteil, Moreirense, Pau, Rouen, Kuressaare and Paris. He participated in the 2000 African Nations Cup for Gabon in 2000 in which Gabon finished in last place with one point. Armand Ossey played for Gabon between 1998 and 2000.

Samson Mbingui

Soccer Midfielder

Samson Mbingui is a Gabonese professional footballer. He plays for Gabon national football team. He has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Arsène Do Marcolino

Soccer Defender

Arsène Do Marcolino Rogombé is a Gabonese international footballer who plays club football in France for Poitiers FC.

Rodrigue Moundounga

Soccer Defender

Rodrigue Moundounga is a Gabonese international footballer who plays as a defender for CF Mounana.

Ibrahim Ndong

Soccer Midfielder

Didier Ibrahim Ndong is a Gabonese footballer, who plays as a Midfielder in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 for CS Sfaxien, and for the Gabonese national team.

Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet

Man

Franck Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet is a Gabonese diplomat and political figure who has served in the government of Gabon as Minister of Foreign Affairs since February 2012. He was Gabon's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from August 2008 to January 2009. Afterwards he served in the government of Gabon as Minister of Energy, Hydraulic Resources, and New Energies from January 2009 to June 2009 and then briefly as Minister of Relations with Parliament and the Constitutional Institutions in mid-2009. He was again appointed as Permanent Representative to the UN in November 2009. In March 2010, Issoze-Ngondet was the President of the United Nations Security Council.

Edmond Mouele

Footballer

Edmond Mouele is a Gabonese football defender currently playing for AS Mangasport. He is the current captain of the Gabon national football team.

Anselme Delicat

Soccer Midfielder

Anselme Delicat is a Gabonese football manager and a former player. Since late 2000s he has been the main coach of USM Libreville.

Idriss Ngari

Man

Idriss Ngari is a Gabonese politician and army general. A relative of President Omar Bongo, Ngari rose rapidly through the ranks of the army, ultimately serving as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces from 1984 to 1994. He then held a succession of posts in the government of Gabon, serving as Minister of Defense from 1994 to 1999, Minister of Transport from 1999 to 2002, Minister of the Interior from 2002 to 2004, Minister of Public Works from 2004 to 2007, Minister of Tourism from 2007 to 2009, and finally as Minister of Health in 2009. Considered one of Gabon's most powerful figures during Omar Bongo's rule, Ngari is a member of the Gabonese Democratic Party.

André Gustave Anguilé

Politician

André Gustave Anguilé was a former Gabonese politician and diplomat. He was the foreign minister of his country from 1960–1961. He was born in Libreville, Gabon.

Étienne Alain Djissikadié

Soccer Midfielder

Étienne Alain Djissikadié is a Gabonese footballer currently playing for US Bitam.

Richard Auguste Onouviet

Man

Richard Auguste Onouviet is a Gabonese politician. Holding a succession of ministerial portfolios, Onouviet served in the government of Gabon as Minister of Water and the Environment from 1999 to 2002, Minister of Mines, Energy, and Oil from 2002 to 2007, Minister of Planning from 2007 to 2009, and as Minister of Decentralization and Urban Policy in 2009. A member of the Gabonese Democratic Party, he has been a Deputy in the National Assembly since 2009.

Imunga Ivanga

Man

Imunga Ivanga: is a Gabonese filmmaker. He was born in 1967 in Libreville, Gabon. He studied at University of Libreville and has a masters in literature. Also, he speaks several languages like Mpongwe, French, English, Spanish and Italian. After a year studying film at the FEMIS in Paris, he specialised in script-writing and in 1996 obtained his degree. Also, he is a prolific writer and he has written several scripts for short films, clips and documentaries.

Thierry Mouyouma

Soccer Defender

Thierry Mouyouma is a Gabonese former football defender and current manager. He made several appearances for the Gabon national football team. In 2003, Mouyouma moved to South Africa, joining Wits University from FC Felgueiras. After he retired from playing, Mouyouma became a football coach. He manages his former club, FC 105 Libreville.

Edna Merey-Apinda

Woman

Edna Merey-Apinda is a Gabonese writer.

Georges Akieremy

Football player

Georges Akieremy Owondo is a Gabonese football striker currently playing in Israel.

Paulin Obame-Nguema

Politician

Paulin Obame-Nguema is a Gabonese politician who was the Prime Minister of Gabon from 2 November 1994 to 23 January 1999. He is currently a Deputy in the National Assembly of Gabon.

Pierre-André Kombila

Man

Pierre-André Kombila Koumba is a Gabonese politician, professor, and medical doctor. He was the First Secretary of the National Rally of Woodcutters, Gabon's main opposition party, from 1990 to 1998; he then led a split from the RNB, establishing the more radical National Rally of Woodcutters - Democrats in 1998. He was nominated as the RNB-D's candidate for the 1998 presidential election, but received only a small share of the vote. Later, he abandoned his opposition to President Omar Bongo and joined the government, serving as Minister of Technical and Vocational Education from 2006 to 2009 and as Minister of Hydraulic Resources and New Energies in 2009. Following Bongo's death, he rejoined the opposition in mid-2009.

Yanne Bidonga

Footballer

Yanne Bidonga, also called Yann Bidonga is Gabonese football goalkeeper who plays for AS Mangasport in Gabon Championnat National D1.

Yves Bitséki Moto

Footballer

Stéphane Bitséki Moto is Gabonese footballer who plays for his country club Bitam in Gabon Championnat National D1 as a goalkeeper. He was called to Gabon national football team at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Blaise Louembe

Man

Blaise Louembe is a Gabonese political figure. He served in the government of Gabon as Minister of the Economy, Finance, the Budget, and Privatization from 2008 to 2009 and has been Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts, and the Civil Service, in charge of State Reform, since October 2009. In March 2000, H.E. Blaise Loumbe began his life's work with Gabon’s President Bongo to make Gabon’s GDP the third highest per capita in the area. After the elections in 2008 the new President of Gabon, Ali Bongo, showing the infinite trust in Blaise Louembe's economic genius, made Blaise Loumbe the Minister in charge of Public Accounts, Civil Service and the Budget, and in 2009 placed him in charge of State Reform for the entire Nation of Gabon. Born in Koulamoutou, Louembe was Paymaster-General of Gabon from 22 March 2000 until he was appointed to the government as Minister of the Economy, Finance, the Budget, and Privatization on 7 October 2008. When Ali Bongo took office as President, he retained Louembe in the government but modified his portfolio, appointing him as Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts, and the Civil Service, in charge of State Reform, on 17 October 2009.

Audrey Koumba

Olympic Judo Athlete

Audrey Koumba is a Gabonese judo player.

Lionel Yakouya

Soccer Midfielder

Lionel Yakouya is a Gabonese football player.