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Vol 53 No 15

Published 19th July 2012


Gabon

Sam with a plan

The fog around Samuel Mebiame is clearing. His signature appears,along with those of ministers Mohamed Lamine Fofana and KerfallaYansané, on the controversial loan Guinea took from the South African company Palladino Capital 2 Limited. Mebiane, 42, is the son of Léon Mebiame, the late Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba’s Premier from 1975 to 1990. Léon took Samuel with him to the department of Seine-Saint-Denis near Paris when he retired, before they moved to South Africa.

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