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Vol 52 No 1

Published 7th January 2011


Gabon

Bongo feels the heat

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba has maintained a dignified silence over the claim, contained in a United States State Department cable of June 2009 and leaked by WikiLeaks, that he and his father, President Omar Bongo Ondimba, personally benefitted from the fraudulent acquisition by Gabonese officials in the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale of about US$36 million worth of CFA francs.

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