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:
I'll be just fine and dandy
Lord, it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But I won't let sorrow get me way down.