Christophe Papillon, a former soldier of the Perpignan-based Centre Parachutiste [...]
Glencore is an Anglo-Swiss commodities trader that is particularly active in Africa, most notably the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2011, Glencore controlled 60% of the world’s zinc production and 50% of copper production. The company has been hit badly by falling commodities prices and has been selling off assets around the world.
Fadel Al Kaabi, formerly of the Tawazun sovereign fund, set up the International Golden Group (IGG) in 2002. The company, which is headed by Fadel's uncle, former armed forces deputy chief of staff Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, specialises in partnerships with Western defence groups like France's Thales, Britain's BAE, Paramount of South Africa and Italy's Selex. [...]