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Gabon’s president, Ali Bongo, leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Sept. 14, 2015 (Photo by Liewig Christian for Sipa via AP Images).

A Scandal Over Stolen Timber Has Upended Gabon’s Government

Friday, May 24, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

For months, Gabon’s government has been ensnared in “kevazingogate”—a scandal over the smuggling of protected timber. This week, the scandal appears to have cost the vice president and the forestry minister their jobs. ...

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