Brice Oligui Nguema Bio, Age, Religion, Parents, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Brice Oligui Nguema Bio, Age, Religion, Parents, Wife, Children, – Brice is arguably one of the most influential figures in GABON today. He heads the Republican Guard of the Gabonese presidency – this is the most powerful security unit in the country.

Brice Oligui Nguema Biography

Brigadier General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema is a Gabonese military officer serving as transitional President of Gabon, chairman of the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions and the Commander-in-Chief of the Gabonese Republican Guard. He is believed to have played a key part in the 2023 Gabonese coup d'état overthrowing his cousin Ali Bongo. He is also known to be a multi-millionaire, involved in an embezzlement affair and having links to the drug circles of the South American-Ivorian cartels.

Brice Oligui Nguema Age

Brice Oligui Nguema was born in 1974 or 1975, age 48–49

Brice Oligui Nguema Religion

Brice Oligui Nguema is believe to be Christian by birth.

Brice Oligui Nguema Parents

The son of a Teke mother and Fang father, Oligui was born in Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon, which was regarded as a stronghold of the ruling Bongo family. He is related to the family of former President Omar Bongo and studied at Omar Bongo University. His father was also a military officer. Oligui was mostly raised by his mother and her family in Haut-Ogooue.

Brice Oligui Nguema Career

Oligui studied at Meknes Royal Military Academy in Morocco. He served as an aide-de-camp to President Omar Bongo until his death in 2009. He then served as a military attaché at the Gabonese embassies in Morocco and Senegal.

In October 2018, he was recalled to Gabon where he replaced President Ali Bongo Ondimba's half-brother Colonel Frédéric Bongo at the head of the intelligence service of the Republican Guard: the Directorate General of Special Services (DGSS). In 2021 he notably restarted Operation Mamba. He was then promoted to general in April 2019.

He took over the head of the Gabonese Republican Guard in April 2020, replacing General Grégoire Kouna, a cousin of then President Ali Bongo Ondimba. He significantly reformed the Special Interventions Section (SIS) a special unit placed under the direct authority of the President, increasing it from around thirty to more than 300 elements. He also composed a song which included the line “I would defend my president with honour and loyalty”.

According to a 2020 Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) investigation, he owns several properties in the United States worth more than $1 million and also helped expand the Bongos' overseas businesses. Asked about these dealings, he said they were a “private affair”.

Officials of Bongo's regime and others who had interacted with Oligui described him as “fairly intelligent man, easy to talk to”, “discreet” and “a man of consensus” who is “very appreciated by his men”

Following the 2023 Gabonese coup d'état which overthrew President Ali Bongo , the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions named Oligui as the interim president of Gabon in an announcement aired on state television. He was later seen on the shoulders of jubilant army personnel calling him the “President”.

In an interview with Le Monde later in the day, he referred to Bongo as “retired”, and said that the military had staged the coup due to discontent that had been growing in the country since Bongo's stroke in 2018, his decision to run for a third term, the disregarding of the country's constitution and the conduct of the election. His appointment as interim president was later confirmed by other generals, while a junta spokesman said that he would formally take office as “transitional president” at the headquarters of the constitutional court on 4 September.

Brice Oligui Nguema Wife and Children

Details about his wife and children are unknown

Brice Oligui Nguema Net Worth

Nguema was seen as entrepreneurial and also believed to be a millionaire in Gabonese circles. The Bongo family has ruled oil-rich Gabon for over half a century. None of the accused replied to requests for comment.


Name: Brigadier General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema
Age: 48–49 Years
Wife: Married
Date of Birth: 1974 or 1975
Nationality: Gabonese
Net Worth: $

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