Madagascar Official Had 'To Be Paid' For Gem Deal, Jury Hears

By Sophia Dourou (February 12, 2024, 9:31 PM GMT) -- A former top aide to Madagascar's president who is accused of seeking bribes to secure mining rights for a U.K. company told an undercover officer posing as a company representative that she needed "to be paid," according to a recording played at the former aide's trial Monday....

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