Bollore has denied any wrong doing and Tuesday issued a lengthy statement which said the investigation was based on claims by a former employee now serving jail time for stealing from the company.
Groupe Bollore confirmed in a statement its African business interests were under investigation and said the probe related to the billing for work carried out in Guinea and Togo between 2009 and 2010 by its communications business Havas Worldwide.
Its director general, Gilles Alix, and the manager of the worldwide division of its communications subsidiary Havas, Jean-Philippe Dorent, were also taken into custody, a judicial source added.
Months after he became his country's first freely elected president Conde summarily terminated the contract of Conakry port's operator - a subsidiary of French shipping company NCT Necotrans - and gave it to rival Bollore.
France's Bollore group denied any wrongdoing on Tuesday after its boss, billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollore, was detained by police over an enquiry into corruption allegations in Africa.
Last week, he handed over the reins at Vivendi to his son.
Executives "are happy to cooperate fully" with authorities.
In 2016, Bollore's Africa business was thrust into the spotlight in a French TV documentary highlighting the miserable conditions of underage workers at a subcontractor of a Cameroonian palm oil company, in which the Bollore Group has a stake.
This outrageous episode in McGregor's life could bring about the end of a UFC career that had been in stasis since November 2016. Out of the those top-ranked fighters, former lightweight champion Alvarez believes he has the best style to match Nurmagomedov.
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If there is one, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will oppose Manohar, a former BCCI president's candidature. PCB chairman Najam Sethi and chief executive Subhan Ahmed have been granted visas to travel to India after early confusion.
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Avicii said his more than 800 shows had taken a toll on him, added to his anxiety and drawn him to a life of partying . His drinking contributed to acute pancreatitis , with Avicii having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
Despite his humble recounting of the incident, police and others at the news conference stood and applauded him after his remarks. I am creating this page to help the families of the victims from the Shooting that took place at Waffle House in Antioch, TN.
President Donald Trump to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict without seeking the acceptance of the Palestinian Authority. Channel 10 said there has been no official confirmation from the White House, the Treasury Department or U.S.
33 left-wing rebels killed in 2 encounters in western India
In another operation in Kapewancha area of Rajaram Khandla post on Monday, six Naxals were killed and their bodies recovered. Police have been able to identify 16 of them as yet. "Search for more bodies and material is going on", said Bihari.
NFL Draft: Final full Round 1 mock for every team
With mock drafts probably coming out until the first selection on Thursday, there is still a lot of time to guess. Players praised positive culture change stressed by Bowles, as well as leadership of quarterback Josh McCown .
Florida gas prices hit 3-year high
The most expensive gas price averages in Georgia were in Savannah at $2.69 per gallon, Brunswick at $2.69 and Atlanta at $2.68. That is the highest level ever on record for the month of April and exceeds typical summer demand measurements.
Google introduces new job search experience in India
With the focus on the Indian market, Google isn't the only global giant expanding and experimenting its portfolio in India. Why is Google launching this, one may ask? And these mobile-based queries are up almost 90 percent year on year.
TSB boss apologises after customers hit by IT glitches
However, reports suggest customers are still affected by the IT snafu, with many taking to social media to vent their anger. Kevin Rohan says: "It's absolutely ridiculous that a big company like this can get something so very, very wrong".