DRC Issue dated 10/03/2021

After Iraq and Abidjan, Philippe Brett's capers continue in Congo

Self-appointed French hostage mediator Philippe Brett in 2004.
Self-appointed French hostage mediator Philippe Brett in 2004. © Reuters
Philippe Brett's picaresque career includes stints as a far-right French politician's driver, an organiser of commercial trips to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, and as a bungling hostage negotiator. He has now turned his attention to the building and public works sector in Lubumbashi. [...] (313 words)
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