A powerful former ally of Gabon President Ali Bongo was fired from his post and arrested on suspicion of graft, the latest fallout in the investigation into the more than USD $100 million missing from a state-controlled oil company’s coffers.
Authorities in Gabon have detained eight people accused of theft and money-laundering, according to mediareports on Thursday.
Two whistleblowers are suing a Gabonese bank for personal damages after revealing its involvement in corruption and terrorism financing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
French authorities charged the daughter and son-in-law of Congo’s President with “money laundering and misuse of public funds,” as part of a larger investigation into the assets of three African presidential families, media reported Sunday.
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