Gabon names Vice-President and new Prime Minister

Gabon’s first feminine Prime Minister Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been appointed to the function of Vice-President. File.
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Gabon’s President Ali Bongo on Monday appointed the nation’s first feminine Prime Minister Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda to the function of Vice-President and named a brand new PM to exchange her, his secretary normal mentioned.

Ossouka Raponda, 59, was appointed in July 2020 after her predecessor stepped down. She was Defence Minister earlier than that.

She needed to navigate a fragile political scene as Prime Minister after a coup try in 2019 whereas Bongo was on extended medical depart following a stroke.

Former Minister Alain-Claude Bilie By Nze will change Ossouka Raponda and type a brand new authorities, Bongo’s secretary normal Jean-Yves Teale mentioned in a video assertion posted on the presidency’s Twitter account.

Ossouka Raponda was named Funds Minister in 2012 earlier than being elected mayor of the capital Libreville in 2014, changing into the primary lady to carry that place since 1956.

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