He was born on February 9, 1959 in Brazzaville, Congo, and made his secondary education at Collège Sainte-Croix of Neuilly-sur-Seine in France. Then he enrolled in law school and obtain his bachelor’s degree.
In the mid 90s he enters the corridors of power as a personal representative of his father Omar Bongo Ondimba before building a strong network. In 1989, he joined the government as Minister of Foreign Affairs. But the new Constitution in June 1991 states that ministers of the government must be aged at least 35 years old.
Ali Bongo Ondimba resigns. Chairman of the Board (PCA) of the Office des Ports et Rades du Gabon (OPRAG), Ali Bongo Ondimba was at the head of the course of renovators in the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG-in power). With his friends, he wanted to renew the PDG.
In 1996, Ali Bongo Ondimba and his friends rely on the parliamentary elections to return to government.
Candidate for the deputation in Bongoville, in south-east of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba has disputer regional supremacy with General Idriss Ngari, a close associate of the President, former Defence Minister, former Minister of Public Works, which currently holds the portfolio of Public Health in the new government of Jean Eyeghe Ndong (June 19).
This struggle for influence between the two men of different generations (Ngari Idris was born on 2 April 1946 to Ngouoni, South of Gabon) will continue until February 1999. Ali Bongo Ondimba was appointed Minister of Defence, replacing Ngari, "transferred" to Transport.
In January 2002, the son of President Bongo Ondimba (Who died in June 8, in Spain) is appointed Ministre of Defense. .. until now. Outside the political arena, Ali Bongo Ondimba chairs the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs in Gabon. He had failed to be dismissed in 2007 as a result of internal demands, but his father relocated him.
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