Mini-reshuffle fails to bury hatchet between Massassa and Obamba
The replacement of four ministers in Christiane Rose Ossouka Raponda's government has done nothing to quell the infighting, especially between oil minister Vincent de Paul Massassa and head of the hydrocarbons division Jean-Félix Obamba. [...]
Noureddin Bongo regains control of Gabon's financial institutions
Presidential affairs coordinator Noureddin Bongo, who is also the president's son, has for the last fortnight been campaigning over Gabon's domestic debt, deemed overvalued. He has also been placing his associates at the head of the country's main financial institutions. [...]
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. [...]