Operation Scorpion comes under fresh fire over disappearing vehicles
The disappearance of items seized as part of the Operation Scorpion anti-corruption investigation is continuing to make waves within the Gabonese security forces and gendarmerie. Several vehicles confiscated from Ali Bongo's chief of staff Brice Laccruche Alihanga have now gone missing. [...]
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. [...]
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 [. [...]
Shadowy presence of French commando squad unnerves Libreville
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 [. [...]
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. [...]