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. [...]
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 [. [...]