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Côte d’Ivoire: Prominent Lebanese businessman in passport scandal

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Côte d’Ivoire: Prominent Lebanese businessman in passport scandal

Over the past few days, Ivorian authorities have arrested more than a dozen businessmen of Lebanese origin on suspicion of fraudulent acquisition of nationality and passport smuggling. The case is causing a stir in Abidjan business circles, not least because it involves the head of Plastica, a high-profile company held up as an example by the Ivorian government to promote investment into the country.

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