Laure Olga Gondjout
Goundjout is the daughter of Paul Gondjout, another Gabonese politician. She was appointed as Minister Delegate to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean Ping, in the government of Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong, named on January 21, 2006. After nearly two years in that position, she was appointed as Minister of Communication, Posts, Telecommunications, and New Information Technologies in the government named on December 28, 2007. Soon afterwards, Jean Ping was elected Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, and on February 4, 2008 Gondjout was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs to replace him. She took office as Foreign Minister on February 6.
Gondjout served as Foreign Minister for eight months. In the government appointed on October 7, 2008, she was moved back to her old position as Minister of Communication, Posts, Telecommunications, and New Information Technologies; she was succeeded as Foreign Minister by Paul Toungui on October 9.
President Ali Bongo, who eventually succeeded his father, initially retained Gondjout as Minister of Communication, but he subsequently moved her to the powerful post of Secretary-General of the Presidency on 14 January 2011.
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- "Gabon: Locales 2008/ Laure Olga Gondjout dote le quartier Odéka de l’électricité: les populations s’engagent à voter massivement le PDG", Gabonews (bdpgabon.org), 26 April 2008 (French).
- "Gabon : Le nouveau gouvernement gabonais", Infosplusgabon, October 8, 2008 (French).
- "Gabon: Laure Olga Gondjout passe le témoin à Paul Toungui aux Affaires Etrangères", Gabonews, October 9, 2008 (French).
- "Gabon says to respect constitution after Bongo death", Reuters, 8 June 2009.
- Yorick Kombila, "Nominations à la présidence de la République", Gabonews, 14 January 2011 (French).
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