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Sanitas Works to Help South Sudan Rebound from Conflict

Fri, Aug. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Christopher HarvinSanitas International has a $750K one-year contract to promote foreign direct investment in South Sudan, a nation that is trying to rebound from a five-year civil war that killed 400K people and displaced millions.

UAE Hires Glover Park as it Rethinks US Ties

Tue, Aug. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

UAEThe United Arab Emirates has enlisted Glover Park Group research into American public attitudes as it rethinks its close ties with the Trump administration. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Congressman Reynolds Pitches Pakistan

Wed, Jul. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tom ReynoldsEx-New York Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds represents Pakistan as the country seeks to improve its political and economic relationships with the US.

Ballard Walks Human Trafficking Beat for Qatar

Thu, Jul. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

TraffickingBallard Partners, which has close ties with Team Trump, guides and counsels Qatar on fighting human trafficking as State Dept. determines Arab state continues to fall short of the mark. (1 reader comment)

Crossroads is Working on the Chinese Railroad

Mon, Jul. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

CRRCCrossroads Strategies represents China’s CRRC North America, the unit of the world’s largest maker of railroad cars, as it seeks to fend off moves to ban it from US contracts. (1 reader comment_

Venezuela Politico Denies Presidential Run After Lobbying Filing

Fri, Jul. 19, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Henri FalconA lobbying firm that said it planned to seek U.S. support for opposition leader Henri Falcón’s forthcoming run as a Venezuelan presidential candidate has since amended its filing with the Justice Department, after the politician denied that he plans to run for president.

Teneo Hauls In $2.1M Pact for Saudi Mega-City

Wed, Jul. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jamal KhashoggiTeneo Strategies hauls in $2.1M six-month pact to promote Neom, the $500B mega-city that is a pet project of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Gladstone Place Partners resigned the account in October 2018 to protest the murder and dismemberment of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (1 reader comment)

Squire Patton Boggs Bags $4.1M Angola Work

Tue, Jul. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AngolaSquire Patton Boggs works to bolster Angola's financial system and image in the US under an agreement carrying a $4.1M annual retainer.

BCW Inks $1M Pact With UAE Unit

Fri, Jun. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ras Al KhaimaBCW has inked an $84K monthly contract to represent the government of Ras Al Khaimah, which is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

Libyan Warlord Signs Linden to $2.1M Pact

Tue, May 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Khalifa HaftarThe Libyan National Army rebel group, which is headed by 75-year-old US citizen Khalifa Haftar, has hired Linden Government Solutions to a $2.1M contract for strategic consulting services and PR services.

Rasky Reps Anti-LGBT+ Azerbaijan

Wed, May 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Elin SuleymanovRasky Partners has signed a six-month contract to provide PR services and support to Azerbaijan, which is under fire for harassment of its LGBT+ community.

Cote d'Ivoire Taps Trump-Tied Avenue Strategies

Thu, May 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ivory coastCote d’Ivoire has hired the Trump-connected Avenue Strategies Global for support ahead of the 2019 African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum slated in August.

Mercury Represents Embattled Government of Libya

Wed, May 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Khalifa HaftarMercury Public Affairs has inked a $1.8M one-year contract with Libya’s Government of National Accord, which is under assault by a rebel group fronted by 75-year-old warlord Khalifa Haftar, a US citizen and friend of Donald Trump.

South Sudan Grants Gainful $3.7M Contract

Mon, Apr. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Michael RannebergerSouth Sudan has hired Gainful Solutions to a two-year $3.7M contract to open channels of communications between presidents Donald Trump and Salva Kiir and to encourage American investment in the country’s energy sector.

Zimbabwe Bolsters Trump Connections

Thu, Apr. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Barry BennettZimbabwe hires a second Trump-connected firm, Avenue Global Strategies, to a $1.1M one-year contract to foster better relations with the US.

Cambodia Gives $500K to PacRim Bridges

Thu, Apr. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Doug EricksenCambodia has given a $500K one-year contract to PacRim Bridges, which is fronted by two Washington state politicos, to improve its relations with the US.

Hong Kong Hires BGR to Back Trade Talks

Tue, Apr. 9, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

HKTDCBGR Government Affairs has signed a $360,000 pact with The Hong Kong Trade Development Council to advocate China’s trade interests as officials in the U.S. and China continue working out a deal to end the countries’ ongoing trade dispute.

Smotkin Signs Kazak Pact

Fri, Apr. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Richard SmotkinRichard Smotkin, the lobbyist whose work for former EPA chief Scott Pruitt made headlines last year, has signed a pact with the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Muslim World League Hires Qorvis

Mon, Mar. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Muslim LeagueQorvis Communications has signed a one-year $810K contract to represent the Saudi Arabia-based Muslim World League and its push to clarify the true message of Islam. (4 reader comments)