In this issue

Battle builds to discard bad habits of the past

Battle builds to discard bad habits of the past

Gabon is struggling to shake off a legacy of grand corruption, infrastructure shortfalls and bureaucratic torpor, writes William Wallis

Agriculture: Abundance of land spurs big commercial drive

William Wallis looks at large-scale production plans

Economy: Skills revision required to aid enterprise

William Wallis finds many obstacles in way of development

poachers in Gabon are caught in the act
©Peggy Hollinger

Conservation: Tourism hints at future prosperity

Unspoilt rainforest makes an attractive destination for discerning visitors – with a few operational difficulties, writes Peggy Hollinger

Oil: Uncertainty fails to deter majors with eye on the main chance

Exploration in the Gabon basin could lead to an investment frenzy, says Peggy Hollinger

Vincent Lebondo Le-Mali, Gabon's anti-corruption chief

Vincent Lebondo Le-Mali: Magistrate sets sights on prosecutions

William Wallis talks to the man attacking widespread graft

Politics: Anger mounts over unfulfilled promises

The government is struggling to find a new direction, writes Peggy Hollinger

Education: High literacy standards fail to equip workforce for jobs market

Peggy Hollinger looks at a system that is strong on the arts while weak on vocational training