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Rose Francine Rogombé

Rose Francine Rogombé was both the first female acting President and the first female President of Senate in Gabon. The senator of Lambaréné, became President of the Senate in 2009; shortly thereafter, she was named acting President upon death of President Omar Bongo. Having studied law in France, Rogombé also served as a magistrate, Secretary of State for the Advancement of Women and Human Rights, and Vice President of the Special Criminal Court.

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