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Sonoran Speaks for Afghanistan Resistance

Fri, Sep. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Ahmad MassoudSonoran Policy Group has signed a six-month contract to provide strategic advisory services to Ahmad Massoud, a leader of the resistance to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Saudi Investment Fund Taps Teneo for $3M Projects

Thu, Sep. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment FundSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has awarded Teneo two contracts for international communications and stakeholder engagement services worth nearly $3M.

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Lanny Davis, Bob Livingston Sign Libya Warlord

Wed, Sep. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Lanny DavisLanny Davis, who was president Clinton’s special counsel and spokesperson during the impeachment trial, and former House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston ink $160K monthly pact to represent Libyan-American warlord Khalifa Haftar.

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Ice Miller Handles Liberia's Bicentennial

Tue, Sep. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

LiberiaIce Miller Strategies has signed on as the lead PA shop for Liberia as that African nation, which was settled by freed American slaves, celebrates its bicentennial in 2022.

APCO Pitches Egypt's 'Building Back Better' Forum

Tue, Sep. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

EgyptAPCO Worldwide is working for the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation to promote US media coverage of its “engaging for impact” forum slated Sept. 8-9 at the Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cairo.

Libya Politico Hires BGR for Election Push

Fri, Sep. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FathiBashaghaA Libyan politician who has a good shot at becoming the battered country's first elected president has hired BGR Group to a $50K a month contract to build support in the US for the Dec. 24 general election.

Ukraine Group Hands $960K Pact to Yorktown Solutions

Wed, Aug. 18, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

UkraineYorktown Solutions has picked up an $80K per month pact to represent the Civil Movement For a Just Ukraine, a non-profit group set up by activists with close ties to the country’s military.

BCW Promotes Democracy in Tunisia Following Coup

Fri, Aug. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

EnnahdhaBCW re-engaged with Tunisia’s Ennahdha political party following president Kais Saied’s power grab on July 26 that upended the democracy that sprouted in that northern Arab country in the wake of the “Arab Spring."

Finn Partners Presents Dubai to US Travellers

Fri, Aug. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

DubaiFinn Partners handles US media relations for the “Dubai Presents” campaign starring Jessica Alba and Zac Efron, designed to woo travelers to the Persian Gulf city of more than 4.2M people

Haiti's US Ambassador Hires LFA

Fri, Jul. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

LFABocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador to the US, hired LFA Holdings on June 22 to build support for a Congressional visit and handle outreach to the private sector. Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse was gunned down on July 7.

Mercury Works to Bolster Ethiopia/US Ties

Tue, Jul. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

EthiopiaMercury Public Affairs has picked up the American Ethiopian Public Affairs Committee to help further its mission to strengthen Ethiopian ties with the US that have been strained due to atrocities committed in the country's Tigray region.

BGR Handles Iran’s ‘Parliament in Exile’

Wed, Jun. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

IranBGR Government Affairs is providing guidance and strategic communications services to the National Council of Resistance of Iran—US Representative Office.

H+K Puts PR Shine on India’s Gems, Jewels

Tue, Jun. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

GJEPCHill+Knowlton Strategies is working with India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council on a communications program to bolster the sale of the county’s gold, diamonds and gemstones in the U.S.

India Inks Ferox for US Outreach

Fri, May 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FeroxIndia, which has been ravaged by COVID-19, has signed Ferox Strategies for outreach on Capitol Hill.

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Mercury Stands Up for Uganda

Thu, Apr. 29, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

UgandaMercury Public Affairs is providing strategic consulting services to the Republic of Uganda as its security forces unleash the worst wave of repression in the east African country for decades.