Marc Ona Essangui

Marc Ona Essangui

Marc Ona Essangui is the president and founder of Brainforest and Environment Gabon, two organizations focusing on sustainable development in Gabon. In 2007, Ona uncovered plans between the Gabonese government and a Chinese company for a USD 3.5 billion mining project, which had been completely hidden from the public. The estimated environmental impacts of the project were severe, and the company would have received a 25-year tax break, with little money going to the Gabonese people. Thanks to Ona’s efforts, the project is currently on hold. He continues to expose corruption in Gabon, even after being sentenced to six months in prison in 2013 for defaming a senior advisor to President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

Tweets by Marc Ona Essangui

  • Russian authorities detain dozens at anti-Putin rallies https://t.co/8W7sVI6BIs by #BBCWorld via @c0nveySat Apr 29, 2:59pm
  • RT @Scheenadonia: Hommage de la ville de #Airaines au Capitaine Ntchoréré du #Gabon héros de guerre mort pour la France dans cette ville en…Sat Apr 29, 12:53pm
  • RT @EmmanuelMacron: Nous ne pouvons pas fermer nos frontières et penser que les autres pays continueront à nous accueillir à bras ouverts.Sat Apr 29, 12:53pm

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