Zambia selects DLA Piper for corruption clean-up

Zambia has called in lobbyists to deal with the fallout from a major anti-corruption drive.

The nation wants to convince MPs and the public that it has cleaned up its political culture.

It is using Global Government Relations, the lobbying arm of law firm DLA Piper, to do the work.

The anti-corruption drive was due to reach a head today with a judgment expected against former president Frederick Chiluba, who stands accused of stealing millions of dollars from public funds.

The trial has been held in sec­ret in London - as the money was ­allegedly laundered in the UK - but the judgment will be made public.

The lobbying firm has been helping Zambia's leaders to communicate the country's fight back against Donegal Int­er­national - a ‘vulture fund' that has pursued Zambia to pay back $55 million on an original $3.2 million debt.

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