Top 61 Quotes & Sayings by Gabonese Authors

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The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.
Building a 'Green Gabon' has always been a central pillar of my government, and in 2014, I introduced a new legal framework that puts environmental protection and sustainable development firmly at the heart of our future economic growth.
I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize! — © Omar Bongo
I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
It's important to produce economic development. Fundamentalism develops even faster with misery.
As we look to the future, we cannot improve our living standards while simultaneously degrading the natural environment around us.
I cannot violate the law.
But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States.
The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
I developed the armed forces, especially in a way that improved living and working conditions. My record is there.
My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
Football, like no other sport, creates a sense of unity, equality, and inclusion. All of these are at the heart of my vision for a changing Gabon.
The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world.
But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences. — © Omar Bongo
Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.
There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
We must be practical. Talking about trade and other nice things are more soothing to the ear than security. But it won't be until we have sufficient security against internal, regional, and continental threats that we can be sure of real development.
In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
We are fighting corruption and all illegal activities and building a culture of transparency and ethical governance.
As the leader of an oil-producing nation, I know how hard it can be to prioritize environmental issues, but the short-term risk to our economic security is far outweighed by the potential risk to our national and regional security.
Those who were fortunate enough to have the support of their parents or the state must in turn be generous, in solidarity, especially in hard times.
I've decided with the full agreement of my wife Sylvia Bongo Ondimba and my children that my share of the inheritance will be shared with all Gabonese youth because in my eyes, we are all heirs of Omar Bongo Ondimba.
For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.
No Gabonese must be left by the side of the road.
Talking about peace might not be exciting... some say you don't eat peace, but without peace, you don't eat at all.
In my country, Gabon, entry into the digital age, which is the future, can be seen in numerous sectors - from telecommunications to security, finance, and hospitality.
It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim of the September 11 attacks.
Climate change is a security threat that Africans have had to deal with all of our lives.
In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models.
For our part, Africa will make a significant contribution to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror.
My father used to say I would inherit his house but not his seat.
My government has taken significant measures to enable the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in our country.
The international community doesn't cast a vote here. Gabonese people do, so I am accountable to them. They are the ones to give me my job or take it away. So this is what is really important to me.
But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
I want to make sure that I fulfill the aspirations of the Gabonese people: to have access to a better life, job opportunities, and importantly, for the Gabonese people themselves to take into their own hands the development of their own country.
When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries. — © Omar Bongo
The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries.
After securing security, we can be confident that our achievements will be safeguarded and also have the capacity to construct infrastructure such as regional railways, airports, and highways that will facilitate trade and help us to integrate faster.
Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade, and we cannot assure our development on our own.
There is nothing that you can do without working.
Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations.
If the Soviet Union and the United States have not experienced direct military confrontations, on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans, to fight other Africans.
The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
If every country's climate policy was driven purely by environmental science, we may have no need for international agreements.
Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers.
Ever since I was defense minister, I have participated in global meetings on the issue of climate and security.
From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results. — © Omar Bongo
The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
One has to understand that what I really need the most is the support of my people.
Our elephants are under siege because of an illegal international market that has driven ivory prices in the region up significantly. I call upon the international community to join us in this fight.
It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature, today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.
Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
We have to diversify our economy. We have to create jobs. We have to focus on education, more training programmes.
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