Élysée asks ex-Macron aide Benalla to explain business dealings

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The French presidency has contacted Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide and deputy cabinet director, Alexandre Benalla, who was fired over revelations he assaulted individuals during May Day marches, to account for his eventual business dealings when employed by the Élysée Palace and warned him over his conduct on recent high-level business trips to Africa.    

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The French presidency has written to Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former bodyguard Alexandre Benalla raising concerns over his recent work as a "consultant" in Africa, according to the letter seen by AFP on Thursday, reports The Straits Times.