Gabon: Presidential Cabinet Chief Detained in France: Implications for Investors

On 3 August presidential cabinet chief Maixent Accrombessi was detained by OCLCLIF agents in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. Accrombessi was questioned over his role in a €7mn contract issued in 2005 by the Gabonese Ministry of Defense with French company Marck for military uniforms for the country’s armed forces; at the time, President Ali Bongo was minister of defense and Accrombessi served as his advisor within the ministry. According to a French inquiry launched in 2007…


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