Gloves come off in secretive crackdown on Brice Laccruche Alihanga
In the absence of the president Ali Bongo, who returned to Libreville on 27 November after a stay in London, the Gabonese courts swiftly launched an anti-corruption drive that is targeting as a priority the allies of the president's former [. [...]
Lecourt family rent Monaco letter boxes to African oligarchs
The Lecourt family, which has been established on the Rock of Monaco for the last two generations, began in the soap business before going on to build up a profitable agricultural trading business and then a cleaning business of a non-corporal sort, registering companies in Monaco for third parties. [...]
French intelligence services probe "Libreville commando"
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. [...]