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Vol 41 No 24

Published 8th December 2000

Presidential pranks

France is rocked by scandals involving some former key Africa policy-makers. Ex-Minister of Cooperation for Development, Michel Roussin, was let out after five nights in gaol on 6 December on bail of 300,000 French francs (US$40,000) while police recently searched the premises of Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, once head of the Elysée Palace's Africa 'cell', and Africa veteran Charles Pasqua.

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