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Cameroon: Real estate deals and political friends, the underbelly of Israeli Eran Moas’ system

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This article is part of the dossier: The Israel Connection

By Mathieu Olivier
Posted on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:09

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Pedestrians shop under an election campaign billboard of Cameroon Incumbent President, Paul Biya, at Mokolo Market in Yaounde, Cameroon. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Eran Moas and his Israeli compatriots, big players in the security industry, are investors, thanks to their political connections. In this third part of our series, we delve into a real estate investigation of Yaoundé.

This is part 3 of a 4-part series

It’s midmorning and Philippe Mbarga Mboa is not serene. The minister, who works as a project manager with the presidency of the Republic, exceptionally decides not to go to his office at Etoudi Palace.

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