Complicated confiscation

Africa Confidential Vol 56 No 5 | 6 March 2015
Some of the assets of people most involved in Ben Ali’s business-based patronage are proving hard to reach
New Finance Minister, Slim Chaker, has been warned against confiscating assets from members of the inner circle of ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's regime, Africa Confidential understands. His predecessor, Hakim Ben Hammouda, said in December that while the government had managed to sell three companies and was ready to dispose of more, progress on some was going to be 'very complicated'.
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