French tycoon detained in Africa 'corruption' probe | France News | Al Jazeera

French tycoon detained in Africa 'corruption' probe

Investigators are looking into claims that Vincent Bollore's advertising agency worked on the election campaigns of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe and Guinean President Alpha Conde, in return for lucrative business deals.

    French anti-corruption police have detained one of France's wealthiest men near Paris.

    Vincent Bollore is being questioned over allegations one of his companies worked to influence two African elections, in return for lucrative business deals.

    He denies the claims.

    Al Jazeera's Barbara Angopa reports.


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