Gabon 28th June 2012.

I'm in the president's helicopter. A reporter from an African news channel is sitting beside me apologetically throwing up in a plastic bag. Yesterday president Ali Bongo Ondimba made history by setting fire to Gabon's entire stockpile of illegal ivory. A bonfire with an estimated black market value of almost 10 million dollars - money that would have ended up in the hands of international crime syndicates. Today he is flying journalists over the Wonga...
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