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Vol 52 No 4

Published 18th February 2011


Gabon

Rearranging the cabinet

Since coming to power in 2009, President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba’s government has asked only for patience and delivered only promises. Holding a cabinet meeting in Tchibanga in January, the President said, ‘I no longer have the desire to waste money’, adding that government projects uncompleted after almost a decade ago would be abandoned. Across the country, the cost of living is rising, development projects are on ice and the tone of political rhetoric is getting nastier. The tap of free money from the Banque des états de l’Afrique centrale (BEAC) is now firmly turned off (AC Vol 52 No 1).

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