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Gabon's President Bongo Gives Inheritance to Charity

Gabon's President Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of his father's inheritance to charity, and he said his family also was handing over properties including — a villa in the capital and two hotels in Paris — to the state. Bongo has led the central African oil producer since winning a 2009 election that followed the death of his father, longtime President Omar Bongo. Ali Bongo made the announcement in a speech broadcast on state-owned television late Monday to mark the...

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