In an interview in 2008, Bernard Doza, an Ivorian opposition leader based in France told me that, it was Felix Houphouet Boigny, then President of Ivory coast who not only prepared the logistics, but also planned in Abidjan with the help of Denis Sassou Nguesso, the assassination of Marien Ngouabi, because, according to him, Marien Ngouabi had become a nuisance to France. Since Felix Houphouet Boigny was not only anticommunist, he was also serving, defending and protecting the interest of France within the sub region, Felix Houphouet Boigny was therefore duty bound to eliminate Marien Ngouabi just as he had thereafter, supervised the assassination of Thomas Isidore Sankara in 1987 or the failed coup d’état in Benin Republic orchestrated by late French mercenary Bob Denard in 1975. Here again, there are no evidence, besides allegations and more, Bernard Doza never produced anything to me in order to support his claims. But as far as Robert Denard was concern, the online dictionary Wikipedia has it that: Mr Robert Denard who was a member of the French Navy who was born on the 7th of April 1929 and died on the 13th of October 2007.
He was working at the service or in support of Francafrique, through the staging of several coup d’états or taking part in counter communist operations in countries such as Algeria, Angola, Congo, Gabon, the DRC and Zimbabwe to name just these countries. However where he really operated was in the Comoros Islands and between 1975 and 1995, he took part in several coup d’états. He is said to have converted to Islam and became known as Said Mustapha Mahdjoub and was a father of 8 children from seven marriages. Francafrique is a policy put in place by General Charles De Gaulle, meant to support France’s influence and control over its former colonies in Africa, in particular, African countries south of the Sahara. But for the purpose of this book, I am going to share with you two information, from a Congolese army officer and the second from a Cameroonian journalist called Anani Bindji Rabier. Mr Rabier is a former military officer trained in Brazzaville, when Congo’s current political capital was still the capital of French colonial equatorial Africa. Furthermore, Anani Bindji Rabier also claims to know late president Omar Bongo Ondimba very well.
to show me that, he was close to late President Omar Bongo Ondimba, Anani Bindji Rabier told me that, he used to serve as an intermediary between late President Omar Bongo Ondimba and his political opponents who were mostly based in Paris, France. He also told me that, he was one of the intermediaries used by late President Omar Bongo Ondimba to get into contact with late Edith Lucie Sassou Nguesso who upon her marriage with the Gabonese leader became known as Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba. And he added: “Denis Sassou Nguesso never wanted her daughter to get married to Omar Bongo Ondimba”. I knew this aspect because Dr Malot Okemba, one of President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s elaborate networks of nephews once told about the episode in 2009 in his house located in Oyo. Anani Bindji Rabier also told me that, late Omar Bongo Ondimba was not Gabonese but from Central African Republic, hence in what he called his native village in Gabon, they were the only ones with the name Bongo. Anani Bindji Rabier has worked in France with French language pan African newspapers called Jeune Afrique and Afrique-Asie.