NOUREDDIN BONGO-VALENTIN MINIONS HAVE GABON’S OIL IN THEIR HANDS! LES OBLIGÉS DE NOUREDDIN BONGO-VALENTIN ONT EN MAIN LE PÉTROLE GABONAIS !
English Version Despite all the talk about the diversification of the Gabonese economy, oil remains the main economic channel through which the state budget is supplied. To better control Gabonese oil and keep it away from the prying eyes of the Gabonese people, Sylvia and Noureddin Bongo-Valentin have placed it under the jealous guard of Mohamed Ali Saliou, Ali Bongo's deputy chief of staff, who is in fact their man. Within the presidential cabinet, the full-titled Chief of Staff, Théophile Ogandaga, is in fact just a sort of furniture whose role is limited to managing mundane administrative affairs. Serious things like oil and mining are managed far from the Gabonese citizens. In this system, the Minister of Petroleum, Vincent de Paul Massassa, is himself only a patsyl. The all-powerful Mohamed Ali Saliou is none other than the son of the Imam of the Hassan II Mosque in Libreville, Ismaël Oceni Ossa, who is also the Bongos’ Imam in addition to being