How the Bongo family ushered Brice Laccruche out the back door
Tensions? What tensions? Just 48 hours after the West Africa Newsletter reported on the electric atmosphere that had been reigning
In the absence of Ali Bongo, who is convalescing in Morocco after suffering a stroke in Riyadh on 24 October, the Gabonese government has rapidly disintegrated into squabbling factions. And in this already febrile climate, the arrival in Libreville of
Two weeks before the failed coup to overthrow Gabon's President Ali Bongo, it emerged that a commando of former French soldiers were in the country. In the light of Gabonese concerns over the affair, the French authorities have launched a discreet investigation into the group.