The DGR tackles port customs fraud after coming under fire in Brice Laccruche investigation
The gendarmerie's intelligence service, the DGR, which has carried out most of the recent investigations involving senior Gabonese figures suspected of embezzlement, is currently carrying out a major drive against customs fraud at Gabonese ports. [...]
Webcor joins KCI and Sericom in seeing its claims against Gabon rebuffed
Holders of unpaid Gabonese debts, who have spent the past 10 years cleaning up in arbitration tribunals, continue to press their demands in French courts. But claims of malfeasance and lack of corroborating evidence have scuppered some such efforts. [...]
Noureddin Bongo's parallel task force network
President Ali Bongo's coordinator and eldest son Noureddin Bongo has found a way to assert his influence in government: task forces. These ad hoc teams of civil servants and consultants are ostensibly there to assist government departments, but can have a tendency to bypass them. [...]
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. [...]