Santullo back to work
After meeting President Ali Bongo to discuss his legal battle [...]
After having had seized a residence in Paris belonging to the state of Gabon, Guido Santullo has spent the last [...]
With Gabon’s presidential elections just a year away, President Ali [...]
Gabon’s president has friends in the legal system and in military barracks to curb the enthusiasm of opponents.
After struggling to deal with internal opposition, Ali Bongo is determined to focus on his record in office – however meagre it may be – and has sent envoys to spread the word throughout the country.
Spin doctors have cast the Gabonese president as a builder. But the reality on the ground is very different.
On one hand there is the macro-economic Gabon, whose numbers seem to tell that longed-for African success story: The economy is expected to grow 5.5% in 2013, slower than 7.2% in 2012 but a significant improvement on the annual 2% [.
Although the Gabonese authorities apparently have the wherewithal to buy up property in various parts of world, they are somewhat slower off the mark in settling their debts.