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Vol 38 No 10

Published 9th May 1997


Pas si joli

It is turning out worse than they had feared in Paris. President Omar Bongo's government in Gabon has cut out his old ally, France's Elf Aquitaine, in favour of a deal with Energy Africa, an affiliate of the fast-rising South African firm Engen. Bongo is disgusted that French magistrate, Eva Joly, goes on digging into reports of side-deals by Elf bosses, allegedly for his (and sometimes their) benefit.

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