Who is Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema? How many siblings does Gabon’s military officer have? What school did Gabon’s transitional head of state attend?
We explore the journey of Gabon’s transitional head of state, Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, and bring you everything you know about him.
|Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema
|Date of Birth
|Meknes Royal Military Academy, Omar Bongo University
|Military General and Transitional Head of State of Gabon
Who is Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema?
Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema is a Gabonese military general who has been sworn in as the transitional head of state or President of Gabon after a successful coup.
The military general with support from his soldiers orchestrated a coup last week, Wednesday to remove President Ali Bongo as the President of Gabon.
He had the dissolution of all institutions in the country and the cancellation of the election results as well.
On Monday 4th September 2023, Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema was sworn in as President of Gabon after taking oath in the presidential palace. The ceremony was packed with government officials and military and local leaders.
After taking the oath he said, “With the new government, made up of experienced people, we’re going to give everyone a chance to hope.”
Before orchestrating the coup and ousting Ali Bongo, Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema served as the aide-de-camp to the late President Omar Bongo. He also served as a military attache in Morocco and Senegal.
In 2018 October, he was made the head of the intelligence service of the Republic Guard after he replaced the half-brother of ousted President Ali Bongo, Colonel Frederic Bongo.
In 2020, he took over as the head of the Gabonese Republican Guard.
Officials of Bongo’s regime and others who had interacted with Oligui described him as a “fairly intelligent man, easy to talk to”, “discreet” and “a man of consensus” who is “very appreciated by his men”.
Where did Brice Oligui Nguema have his education?
The transitional head of state of Gabon, Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, studied at Meknes Royal Military Academy in Morocco. He also studied at Omar Bongo University.
Who are Brice Oligui Nguema’s Parents?
The Gabonese military general and President of Gabon at the moment is the son of a Teke mother and a Fang father.
He born on 1975 in Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon. Brice Oligui Nguema is related to the ousted President Ali Bongo. He is a cousin to him.
Brice Oligui was mostly raised by his mother because his father was also a military officer.
How many siblings does Brice Oligui Nguema have?
At the moment, there is little to no information concerning the siblings of the Gabonese Military General and transitional head of state of Gabon.
Is Brice Oligui Nguema married and does he have children?
It is very difficult to determine whether the transitional head of state of Gabon is married or not. Mr Brice Oligui Nguema being a military general has been very discreet about his personal life.
Little to no information about his personal life is in the public domain. As such we can say for now, Brice Oligui is not married and does not have children yet.