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Vincent Bolloré

Date of Birth: 1 April 1952


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SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré came to dominate business in Togo – using money, media and merchandise

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THIS SPECIAL REPORT Billionaire Vincent Bolloré who has built up monopoly control over some of the biggest container terminals in Africa is heading back to the French courts with two of his top executives to face charges of bribery...

The offences were too grave to be covered by a plea of guilty and a fine and ‘compromised the sovereignty of Togo by altering the proper function of its institutions ' she said (AC Vol 62 No 7 SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port)...

For over 20 years Vincent Bolloré laboured to create a chain of 18 container terminals stretching down the West African coast – out of 24 on the continent overall – which gave him a near-monopolistic position...

Gafan attended the ceremonial openings of both the CanalOlympia cinemas the premium cinema chain part of the Vivendi empire that is spreading across Africa that were opened in Lomé in 2017 and 2018 in the company of the President and of Vincent Bolloré...

Cathia Lawson-Hall has had an equally distinguished career and is another link in the network tying the ruling elite of Togo to Vincent Bolloré...

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The prosecutor isn't so special

None of the suspiciously bad deals cited by campaigners and the NPP when in opposition – such as Turkey's Karpower and a gas-processing project with Italy's ENI and Geneva-based Vitol and the Bolloré/Maersk Tema port contract – received any attention from Amidu's office (AC Vol 62 No 7 SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port)...

A case in point is the way the two main parties have closed ranks to defend the Bolloré/Maersk Tema port contract despite a ministerial report concluding it would result in losses of some US$4 billion to the state (AC Vol 62 No 7 SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port)...


Ofori-Atta promises a rebound

The contract has been strongly criticised by some senior officials but the government is yet to commit to another investigation into its legality let alone a renegotiation or cancellation (AC Vol 62 No 7 SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port)...


Port chiefs defend Bolloré deal after probe finds the state could lose over $4 billion

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority chairman Peter Mac Manu a former national chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) insists he worked relentlessly to improve the contract between Tema Port and France's Bolloré although a secret Ministerial Report labelled its terms 'gravely detrimental' to Ghana's interests (AC Vol 62 No 7 Tema players & SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port)...

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SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port

This is the story of how the deal took shape and how a fightback within the Transport Ministry and the NPP against the MPS deal was finally quashed and the legendary ability of Vincent Bolloré to accommodate political change asserted itself...

BOLLORÉ – A MONOPOLY IN EVERY PORT Bolloré Africa Logistics is the pride and joy of Vincent Bolloré one of France's wealthiest and best-connected business magnates with a reputation for brutal business practice combined with an awesome eye for profit...

Amid the outcry about alleged nepotism one voice stood out in Ibrahim's defence: Meridian Port Services current chair and Vincent Bolloré ally Alhaji Asoma Banda...

October Government gives the Bouygues share gratis to Alhaji Asoma Banda then CEO of Port Handling Company and Antrak Ltd old friend of Vincent Bolloré...

DRAMATIS PERSONAE BUSINESS PEOPLE Vincent BolloréFrench ports and logistics and media billionaire with controlling interests in key West African infrastructure and main beneficiary of highly profitable Tema container terminal...

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Dancing the third-term tango

Condé's network of old French friends includes former foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and the logistics baron Vincent Bolloré who is on good terms with President Emmanuel Macron...


Turks in troubled waters

The switch in management recalled how the container port was taken from Getma a Necotrans subsidiary in early 2011 and given to Condé's friend Vincent Bolloré a move that is now subject of a French judicial inquiry into whether Bolloré bribed Guinean officials (AC Vol 59 No 13 Adieu à Françafrique)...


Adieu à Françafrique

When the French billionaire industrialist Vincent Bolloré was placed under formal investigation by Paris prosecutors on suspicion of bribing foreign officials in Africa commentators wondered whether it was the end of an era...

Vincent Bolloré's lawyer Olivier Baratelli and Groupe Bolloré deny any wrongdoing...

Vincent Bolloré's friendship with the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been well documented (AC Vol 48 No 10 L'Avenir c'est Sarko)...

President Condé of Guinea announced in May that he would be seeking compensation for what he has called 'slanderous denunciation' after being named in Vincent Bolloré's indictment...

Kings and buccaneers Vincent Bolloré variously called 'le Petit Prince' and 'the King of Africa' for his wide-ranging interests on the continent has locked horns with another buccaneering Western businessman determined to secure an empire in the region...


Sex, rebels and Paris trips

Condé has no visible ties to any of the candidates but a prominent member of Medef Vincent Bolloré happens to be a good friend of both Condé and French centre-left candidate Emmanuel Macron (AC Vol 54 No 6 Condé's rainbow fades away)...


Terror on the beach

Celebrities at the dinner in Abidjan the Friday before Sunday's attack included Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (wife of French ex-President Nicloas Sarkozy) French comedian Jamel Debbouze film star Catherine Deneuve and two of France's wealthiest industrialists with African interests Martin Bouygues and Vincent Bolloré...


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