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Vol 60 No 16

Published 9th August 2019


Lobbyist of last resort

The widely publicised US$6 million lobbying contract between controversial Washington lobbyist Ari Ben-Menashe with Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemeti, deputy leader of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC), to supply the Sudanese military, secure meetings with international leaders and 'correct unfavourable international media coverage' of the junta has prompted outrage in Khartoum civil society. It has also confirmed Ben-Menashe's status as the fixer of choice for African figures other lobbyists will not touch. Once described by The Jerusalem Post as 'a notorious, chronic liar', Ben-Menashe worked closely with the deeply corrupt late president of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba, before finding fame as a prosecution witness in a trumped-up treason trial of the late Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

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