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French media giant looks to Africa for revival

By Reuters
29 October 2018   |   8:06 am
On a muddy side-street in Abidjan, Alex Ogou directs his cast of young locals in a TV drama about gangsters in Ivory Coast that French media giant Vivendi hopes will help revive its fortunes.

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