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Lobbyists pulled into Congo’s election strife

Tue Sep 20 08:01:20 EDT 2016 | The Hill
Two law and lobby firms in Washington find themselves in the middle of political unrest unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese government recently hired BGR Group — a firm helmed by Republican political operatives — to help oversee a transition of power from President Joseph Kabila.Many of Congo’s citizens and opposition leaders, including a group represented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, aren’t so sure that Kabila will give up the presidency without a fight. Kabil..

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