English version What will Ali Bongo do in Cuba? What does he seek with the Cubans? Angola has the best army in Africa and one of the best in the developing world. The Angolan army overcame Unita, which was armed by the US and trained by the apartheid regime, which was a nuclear power. The Angolan army defeated the South African army. All this was possible because the Angolan army was supervised by Cuban instructors. Between 1979 and 1991, Cuba deployed 50,000 civilians and 370,000 soldiers in Angola. This represented almost 5% of the total Cuban population. Angola reimbursed Cuba by supplying oil free of charge. It was a win-win arrangement. Ali Bongo wants to survive politically. He feels cornered from every side. He knows that only military brute force could save his regime. Therefore he goes to Cuba to seek military support that he disguises this as economic and cultural exchange. He wants military instructors to strengthen his military capability to remain in power.
English version According to La Lettre du Continent, the termination of Veolia's contract in Gabon should move towards business courts. The legal argument that Veolia will use is that the Gabonese state has lacked planning and public policies, and has stranded SEEG financially by not paying its obligations amounting to 36 billion CFA francs (54 million €). To be continued.
Traduction française D’après La Lettre du Continent, la résiliation du contrat de Veolia au Gabon, devrait s’acheminer vers les tribunaux d’affaire. L’argument juridique que va utiliser Veolia est que l’Etat gabonais ait manqué de planification et d'orientations publiques, et a asphyxier financière la SEEG en ne payant pas ses obligations s’élevant à ce jour à 36 milliards de francs CFA (54 millions €). Affaire à suivre donc.