Gabon’s strongman president, Ali Bongo, is barely clinging to power after contested elections, a stroke and a coup attempt. The Bongo family has run this stable central African nation for 52 years.
Gabon’s Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there’s a change in leadership.
Rap has become instrumental in constructing identity and radically reshaping relations to politics in Gabon and other African states.
Ali Bongo seems to have won Gabon’s elections. Yet his contested “victory” has radically changed the political field in this soft democracy, one of Africa’s richest and most stable.