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Gabon gets a female president

One man's meat is another man's poison. The longest serving president in Africa died and some cry while others rejoice. Those who rejoice do so because death achieved what democracy had failed to do. Well, the Gabonese have shown that they are indeed a democratic society.

Following their constitution, the Speaker of the Senate was sworn in as President. It is even more amazing because it is a woman. No matter that she is going to be president for just 45 days, I still think that it is a plus that Gabonese accepted her without a fuss, despite rumours to the contrary.

I guess we have to wait and see what happens next. But, cheers to you Rose Francine Rogombe.


LauraB's picture

Rose Francine Rogombe

Keeping the PulseWire community abreast of what's happening in Gabon- that is huge news for the people of Gabon and for women worldwide. Another woman leader- yes, even if it is for 45 days, may they be a great 45 days leading to another woman leader in the near future. What do you think of her, her policies, and what she can accomplish in her short term?
What's the word on the street regarding her taking office?

great post- Cheers!

Nelly2.0's picture


The Gabonese populace is happy because the constitution was followed. I think the legacy she can leave behind is organising free and fair elections, so that whoever is president after her, has the support of the population. So I think she should do everything possible to start a new and trusted era of democracy in Gabon. This is the best thing she can do for Gabon during her short reign as President

Fatima Waziri's picture

Fantastic! kudos to Gabon. We

Fantastic! kudos to Gabon. We welcome the second female African president.


Nelly2.0's picture

Really Fantastic!

Dear Fatima,
We certainly do welcome the second female African president, even if it's only for 45 days

Maria de Chirikof's picture


Maybe if the citizens find she is trustworthy and offer support she can stay on and help guide the way for your country to heal and grow strong again.

And how happy you must feel that no fuss was made and how it shows your country is growing stronger already.



Nelly2.0's picture

Dearest Maria

Dearest Maria,
I'm not Gabonese, I'm a Cameroonian. It just impressed me because they are our neighbors and there had been a lot of rumors that Omar Bongo's son was going to succeed him unconstitutionally. I am certainly proud though, because it's an African country.


katea's picture


Dear Nelly,
Thank you for the info. Please update us all the time.


Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Nelly2.0's picture

I'll try!

Dear Katea,
I'll try to keep you up to date as much as I can. Thanks for the taking the time to comment.


olutosin's picture

Dear All, I pray for this

Dear All,

I pray for this type of thing in NIGERIA too.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Nelly2.0's picture

Tell me about it!

Dear Olutosin,

I also hope that something like this happens in Cameroon anytime soon

Kizzie's picture

Hey there! I'm happy for

Hey there!
I'm happy for Gabon!

I can't help but feel jealous:( Sudan desperately needs another president!

I think the standards of living in Gabon are good, right? He was a dictator, but did he invest Gabon's oil money well?

Another female president in Africa;)

Nelly2.0's picture

Not contested!

Dear Kizzie,
for a long while I think he was just uncontested and many had assumed a resigned acceptance of his rule. Gabon has relatively good standards of living, but still has all the problems most countries in Africa have.

Thanks for commenting Kizzie,

Kizzie's picture

I have another question,

I have another question,

Do you think Jean Ping is a good candidate for presidency? I read somewhere that he can't become president because his father is not-Gabonese. He is Chinese

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