Wood is big money in the Central African nation, which is almost 80 per cent covered by forests.
Lee White, who has lived in Gabon for three decades and is a citizen, takes over one of the most sensitive jobs in the country.
Paul Kagame’s visit to Gabon comes a day after President Ali Bongo's post-stroke return to Gabon.
Ali Bongo last month sacked his vice president and forestry minister following a scandal over the smuggling of precious timber.
With 31 goals after 50 games this season, Gabon’s Aubameyang will be looking to stretch his dominance as the Gunners' top marksman
Sports Minister Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze said he had asked the Gabonese Football Federation to investigate.
The forestry ministry is now placed "under the direct authority" of the Prime Minister.
71 of the missing containers were found on the port premises of Cameroon-registered transport company, SOTRASGAB
The missing items, 5,000 cubic metres of illegally felled Kevazingo was seized between February and March
Kevazingo, also known as bubinga, takes many years to mature, and the wood is highly valued in Asia