The head of Gabonese diplomacy, Michael Moussa Adamo, died Friday in Libreville because of a heart attack while waiting to enter the Council of Ministers.
Rushed unconscious to the Omar Bongo Ondimba military hospital and placed in intensive care, Michael Moussa Adamo died shortly afternoon, according to the presidency. He had just been reappointed to his post as Minister of Foreign Affairs on 9th January last. Born on January 10, 1961, in Makokou, in the northeast, Michael Moussa Adamo began his career in 1981 as a presenter on national television.
Holder of a master’s degree in international relations and communication at Boston University, he was appointed in 2000 as chief of staff to the Minister of Defense.
President Ali Bongo reacted on Twitter: “our Minister of Foreign Affairs left today. He was a very great diplomat, a true statesman. For me, he was first of all a friend, loyal and faithful, on whom I could always count. It is a huge loss for Gabon.”