Ziad Takieddine's 'fixer' tells police of ambitions to lobby for Haftar with Avisa avec Avisa
A figure of the shady world of backchannel diplomacy in Africa, Noël Dubus has found himself caught up in the investigation into why Ziad Takieddine retracted his accusations against former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Speaking to police, the freelance French lobbyist detailed his career and the firms with which he has worked. [...]
French intelligence services probe "Libreville commando"
Two weeks before the failed coup to overthrow Gabon's President Ali Bongo, it emerged that a commando of former French soldiers were in the country. In the light of Gabonese concerns over the affair, the French authorities have launched a discreet investigation into the group. [...]
Renault's shadowy spies
The Direction Centrale du Renseignement Interieur (DCRI) is leading an investigation into a suspected spy ring at French car manufacturer Renault. Michel Balthazard, Bertrand Rochette and Matthieu Tenenbaum, three senior executives, are being investigated for allegedly selling intelligence to a [. [...]