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August 12, 1985 | From Reuters
A Gabonese air force captain was executed at dawn Sunday for plotting to overthrow President Omar Bongo, sources close to the government said. Capt. Alexandre Mandja was sentenced earlier this month by a military court. The court also ordered two noncommissioned officers jailed for life at hard labor.
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February 10, 1985 | Louis B. Fleming, Lou i s B. Fleming, a Times editorial writer and former foreign correspondent, went to Gabon for a meeting of the African-American Conference
Scarlet hibiscus and yellow and purple trumpet flowers hung in a simple garland over the mildewed cross that marks the burial place of Albert Schweitzer. "Today is his birthday," Maria Lagendyk explained, looking back at the burial plot from the porch of the long, low, screened building that was his home, his office.
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