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Vol 64 No 22

Published 2nd November 2023


Murky waters around Tobruk

Eyebrows have been raised in Washington DC by the lobbying contract filed in October between the Libyan House of Representatives, now based in Benghazi, and K-Street outfit Vogel Group, which could benefit the political allies of Libyan National Army (LNA) leader General Khalifa Haftar. The contract is curious in that it is signed between CEO Alex Vogel, a former US Republican Party staffer, and Joseph E. Schmitz on behalf of the Libyan Parliament. Fawzi al Nuwairi, the ambitious Deputy Speaker of the assembly, is named as the principal.

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