André Tarallo

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André Tarallo (born in 1927 in Centuri, Haute-Corse), commonly known as Monsieur Africa, was a French businessman who worked as the top manager of African affairs for French petroleum company Elf Aquitaine from the late 1970s until his arrest in the 1990s for embezzlement.[1]

Tarallo was born at Centuri, Haute-Corse. He testified in July 2000 that Elf Aquitaine maintained a slush fund for bribing African governments, including the Angolan government.[2]

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  1. ^ POLITICS-FRANCE: Dollars Stuffed into Monsieur Africa's Salad Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., June 9, 2003. IPS
  2. ^ Meredith, Martin (2006). The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair; A History of Fifty Years. p. 615.