Ali Bongo settles his scores with his family!
Having taken action against certain of his ministers and advisers, the head of state is now targeting some of his own relatives. Explanations. [...]
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Large families are not always happy ones in Gabon. As with Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Ivory Coast, the death of Omar Bongo in 2009 sparked off a pitched battle among his offspring. That battle is still very much alive, as this new West Africa Newsletter special report shows. The former head of state officially recognised 52 children but the tensions principally concern his oldest daughter, Pascalin [...]