Private jets, Bugatti cars, a shark-filled aquarium and enough bank accounts to paper the new luxury yacht - the extraordinary capacity of some African leaders and their families for apparent self-enrichment has been laid bare in a French lawsuit over allegedly stolen state money.
Following an inquiry last year by the French fraud body OCRGDF, an
anti-corruption campaign group has accused a string of African politicians
of plundering vast sums from the often struggling economies of their
Inhabitants of Gabon or the Republic of Congo who have ever wondered what
happens to their precious oil and mining revenues don't need to look any
further than Paris and the French Riviera.