World Gabon: Ali Bongo appoints 15 senators
Missing K2 climbers are dead: Pakistan official
Three climbers lost on Pakistan's K2 are believed to have died on the mountain, a Pakistan official said Thursday, more than a week after the group went missing while trying to summit the world's second highest peak. Climbers John Snorri from Iceland, Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile and Muhammad Ali Sadpara of Pakistan lost contact with base camp on February 5, sparking a massive rescue effort that included military helicopters and planes. "All theClimbers John Snorri from Iceland, Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile and Muhammad Ali Sadpara of Pakistan lost contact with base camp on February 5, sparking a massive rescue effort that included military helicopters and planes.
The list of 15 senators appointed by President Ali Bongo was published on Saturday February 27. According to the latest revision of the Constitution, the Gabonese Senate must now have 67 members, ie 52 senators elected by indirect universal suffrage (by municipal and departmental councilors) and 15 others appointed by the head of state.
With our correspondent in Libreville, Yves Laurent Goma
According to an analyst close to the presidential palace, Ali Bongo respected gender parity. On his list of 15 senators, there are 8 men and 7 women. The balance between young and old is also respected. Many names almost unknown to the public are emerging.
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Ali Bongo still rewarded two of his former collaborators at the presidential palace. They are former minister Honorine Nzet Biteghe, one of Gabon's most famous women's rights defenders, and Cyriaque Mvouranziami who was in her protocol during her first term.
Berthe Mbené Mayer, mayor of Lambaréné more than 15 years ago and who had disappeared from the political landscape, returns to business for a chair in the Senate. For each senator, Ali Bongo appointed a substitute.
As of Monday, the 15 appointed senators and the 52 other elected representatives will meet in the hemicycle to elect the new president of the Senate and his deputies. No worries for the ruling party that dominates both houses of parliament.
Algerian War: Ali Boumendjel was "tortured and murdered" by the French army, admits the Élysée .
© Eric Feferberg, AFP Malika Boumendjel, widow of Ali Boumendjel, on May 5, 2001 in Puteaux. Algerian activist Ali Boumendjel, whose murder was disguised as suicide in 1957, was indeed "tortured and murdered" by the French army, Emmanuel Macron admitted on Tuesday. This gesture of appeasement is one of the measures recommended by historian Benjamin Stora in his report on colonization and the Algerian war.