A building located between the Gabonese presidential staff car park and the compound wall bordering the boulevard de la République in Libreville doesn’t look like much from the outside. This location is believed however, to hold an interception service run by French national Jean-Charles Solon. Previously working for France’s intelligence agency, he is now believed to be one of the most skilled and dangerous wiretappers in Libreville. While considered independent, many think he operates under the General Directorate of Special Services of the President. Memos that are sent to Gabon’s head of state right around the corner are thought to contain information pulled from text messages, calls, WhatsApp, social media, and emails.
The Crossroads of Special Operations