On November 11 and 12, in Libreville, the general assembly of the Grand Lodge of Gabon was marked by the continued presence ofAli So You’re Dead (ABO). In his capacity as Grand Master, the Gabonese President received, on Friday evening 11, the heads of numerous foreign delegations, including Andrei Bogdanov, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Russia.
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The following day, during the ritual, which took place at the temple between 10 a.m. and 14 hours, ABO was reinstalled as Grand Master, for a term of five years, by Jean-Pierre Rollet, the Grand Master of the French National Grand Lodge (GNLF).
Two key appointments
The Gabonese Head of State appointed and installed Lin Mombo pro-Grandmaster and Michel Mboussou Deputy Grand Master (number two). The first is the husband of Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo, the President of the Constitutional Council; the second is that of Lucie Milebou, the President of the Senate.
A dozen African Grand Lodges (Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo) had sent a delegation, generally led by their Grand Master: the businessman and former minister Alain Roger Coeffé for Burkina Faso, the avocado True Silver for Côte d’Ivoire, and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoul Cable Camera for Guinea.
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In addition to the French, Russian, Turkish and Brazilian Brothers, North Americans from Quebec (Canada) and the United States had do move. The latter country was represented by the Grand Lodge of the State of Virginia and by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (Washington DC), in the person of Deputy Grand Master RWB Annas F. Kamara, of Sierra Leonean descent, who will be installed Grand Master in December.
In the evening, the traditional “ladies’ dinner” was given in honor of the participants and their wives, at the Nomad hotel.
Moreover, last July, a Supreme Council was established in Gabon. Responsible for directing the “Accepted Ancient Scottish Rite”, it brings together the Brothers belonging to the highest degrees (4 to 33) – the Grand Lodge bringing together, for its part, grades 1 to 3 (apprentices, companions and masters). Mayxent Accrombessi, the former Chief of Staff to the Gabonese Head of State, is the Sovereign Grand Commander of this Supreme Council. Jean-Denis Amoussou, former adviser to the presidency, is himself his secretary general.