Alex-Bernard Bongo sidelined as state digital agency focusses on privatisation
The freeze-out of Alex-Bernard Bongo, the president's half-brother who has run Gabon's digital infrastructure for the past ten years, is the sign of greater changes to come in the management of the country's networks. [...]
After Ngambia's release, could Laccruche be next?
The ex-public works minister Magloire Ngambia, a symbol of the "Mamba" anti-corruption drive, was released on 24 September. Now another high-profile probe into the affairs of former presidential chief of staff Brice Laccruche Alihanga, is also experiencing setbacks that have been kept carefully secret until now. [...]
Bongo family tightens its grip on security apparatus
Hitherto beyond the influence of first lady Sylvia Bongo and her son Noureddin, who has been acting as the presidency's number two since late last year, the Republican Guard has just been placed under the authority of people who owe their elevated positions to the Bongo family. [...]