The music-hall singer who was reburied at the Pantheon spent time in Algeria between the 1930s and 1950s as an artist. But Baker was also a spy ... for French intelligence during the Second World War. She later adopted two orphans of Algerian origin: a Kabyle boy and a 'pied-noirs' girl.
This month, the Moroccan Embassy in Washington hired international law firm Akin Gump and advisory firm Yorktown Solutions after going without lobbying representation since January. The contracts are worth $120,000 and $180,000, respectively, according to public filings with the US Department of Justice. Both run for three months.