So, it turns out that politicians in Gabon are sacrificing children and mutilating their genitals in ritual sacrifices, according to Reuters:

The story mentions that Omar Bongo has ruled oil-rich Gabon since 1967.

In a completely unrelated fact, the Order of Malta established diplomatic relations with Gabon in 1963:
But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found / No spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.