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Vol 56 No 22

Published 6th November 2015


Gabon

Capital flight

An embarrassing airing of the wealth, extravagance and lavish use of private jets by President Ali Bongo and his family and vast entourage is in store, once a lawsuit by a Swiss aviation consulting company gets going in Geneva. Last week, Travcon AG, which arranges the charter of private jets for the super-rich and heads of state, was given leave by the Swiss courts to sue Gabon for US$11 million in allegedly unpaid bills.

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