WEST AFRICA BENIN Issue dated 06/07/2021

Shipping company MSC caught up with Bolloré in Talon's anti-drug swoop

Patrice Talon, President of the Republic of Benin.
Patrice Talon, President of the Republic of Benin. © Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom/MaxPPP
Two executives from Italian-Swiss container shipping company MSC were arrested and taken into custody in the course of an anti-drug operation carried out by the Beninese police on 25 June. The case is complicated by political considerations and internal police rivalries. [...] (700 words)
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