Defence ministry faces arbitration over unpaid MINUSCA bill
A seven-year unpaid bill could see the Gabonese state dragged before a court in London. Sovereign Global Solutions has sought conciliation, one step away from arbitration.
Among the members of the task force which has been auditing Gabon's domestic debt since June are consultants from Ernst & Young (EY). The last assessment of the Gabonese state's domestic debt was carried out, however, by EY's competitor PwC
The scion of a prominent Somali family that has spread itself across Africa, business consultant Liban Soleman, having served as Ali Bongo's chief of staff for five years, now works closely with the family of Rwanda's president.
After having been headed for 10 years by Serge Mickoto, the husband of President Ali Bongo's step-sister, Gabon's sovereign fund has been taken over by a close associate of Mohamed Ali Saliou, best friend of the president's son and closest adviser, Noureddin Bongo.