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Alternance will occur on the day when the Gabonese people consider, in their souls and consciousness, that this is their choice and the expression of their will.
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Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
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But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
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But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
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But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
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Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade, and we cannot assure our development on our own.
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Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror.
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Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
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For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.
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From a democratic point of view, nothing prevents Gabonese voters from voting for or against a majority that exercises executive or legislative power.
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From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
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Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
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I am happy that sub-regional organizations are involved in preventing, managing and solving conflicts, as well as in peacekeeping missions.
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I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.
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I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
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If the Soviet Union and the United States have not experienced direct military confrontations, on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans, to fight other Africans.
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In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world.
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In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
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In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models.
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Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers.
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Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature, today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.
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It is important to prevent criminals capable of such inhuman behavior from taking advantage of this misery to justify their terrible acts.
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It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim of the September 11 attacks.
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It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
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It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
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Let's be clear: I do not advocate the virtues of a new African diplomatic model and do not pretend to be its theoretician.
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My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
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The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
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The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States.
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The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.
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The ideological battle and the power struggle between the two blocks plunged a substantial number of African countries into armed civil conflicts.
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The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
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The most powerful State in the world, which up to now was relatively protected from terrorist violence, is no longer an inviolable sanctuary.
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The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
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The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries.
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The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
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The United States, with its efficient technologies for gathering and broadcasting information, has shown that it is vulnerable to fanatical groups.
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The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
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There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
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Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations.
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We do not control the trade of our resources, which are an important factor of prosperity for the dominant nations.
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When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
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