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Washington, capital of African lobbying

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Washington, the capital of African lobbying

By The Africa Report, Jeune Afrique

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Posted on March 20, 2023 09:14

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Handsomely compensated in order to influence the policies of American decision-makers, the lobbying firms of the renowned K Street also have a growing number of African clients. From Kinshasa to Ouagadougou via Tunis, we delve into the opaque and lucrative market of influence.

This is part 1 of a 5-part series

Lobbying in Washington is, on its face, very transparent. Since 1938, firms with foreign clients are required to report their activities to the Department of Justice, with their identity and a detailed list of actions performed every year.

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