Lobbyist Benabderrahmane's African network stretched from Libreville to Niamey

The Franco-Algerian businessman and lobbyist Tayeb Benabderrahmane is at the heart of a major French legal case involving Qatar and the PSG football team. He was also very active in Africa. A confidential French intelligence report details his lobbying practices, private intelligence-gathering and alleged trafficking in French residence permits. [...]
Published on 19.12.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 5 minutes
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Bettahar Boudjellal, the discreet guardian of Qatar's secrets

Based in Doha for over a decade, the Franco-Algerian lawyer may turn out to be an unexpected link in the chain between the PSG spying affair and the 'Qatargate' affair at the European parliament. The figure at the centre of the Paris football club inquiry, the lobbyist Tayeb Benabderrahmane, recently launched legal action against him in Algeria, while Belgian investigators want to question him about his links to the MEP scandal.

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