Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal

FILE PHOTO: President Ali Bongo of Gabon addresses an African Union meeting on climate change in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood that had been seized went missing. The statement gave no reason for their removal, but said forests would be managed under the office of the […]

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