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French billionaire Vincent Bollore was arrested and detained on Tuesday near Paris over allegations that he indirectly influenced election outcomes for governments in West Africa and secured lucrative port contracts for his company in return.
investigation into how his company obtained contracts to operate the Lome and Conakry ports in Togo and Guinea respectively.
allegations that Havas, a communications consultancy and a subsidiary of Bollore Group, had worked for Guinean President Alpha Conde and Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe for almost free, in the hope of receiving the container port contracts in return.
Bolloré Africa Logistics, is the biggest transport and logistics operator in Africa, where it has a network with 250 subsidiaries and almost 25,000 employees in 46 countries in Africa
Bolloré started his career as an investment bank trainee at Edmond de Rothschild
He is a close personal friend of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It has been said that their friendship goes back over 20 years.Sarkozy has been criticized for accepting vacations from Bolloré, as did president Georges Pompidou with Vincent's father, Michel Bolloré
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: CoramDeo
Jeff Sessions is putting his toe in the water again. This morning he stated that he will NOT recuse himself from the Cohen investigation. Made some liberals mad, because they see him easing back into the Mueller investigation, but that's too bad.