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Vol 37 No 17

Published 23rd August 1996


Chasse gardée

A French judicial investigation into alleged embezzlement by the former chairman of Elf-Aquitaine, Loïk le Floch Prigent (currently in custody for his own protection) is embarassing Paris and Libreville by shedding light on the secret channelling of political funds from President Omar Bongo's government to President Jacques Chirac's Gaullist Rassemblement pour la République.

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