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Vol 42 No 10

Published 18th May 2001

In the lobbies

Advice and influence oil the path for African governments with US problems

Business is looking up for the Washington lobby firms that want to work for African governments. New contracts worth several million dollars, plus many more in negotiation, followed George W. Bush's installation in the White House. Lobbyists do best when government intentions are unclear; there is little clarity about Bush's Africa policy, except that it will be more pro-business and less active in Africa than Bill Clinton's (AC Vol 41 No 25).

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