SOMALIA Issue dated 10/12/2020

Decade-old fraud affair threatens to derail ex-president Hassan Sheikh's political comeback

Former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud.
Former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. © Zhai Jianlan / Xinhua News Agency/Newscom/MaxPPP
The American lawyer Jeremy Schulman stands accused by the US Department of Justice of having personally benefited from a move to recover Somalian state assets a decade ago. The affair could compromise the reputation of the then government and its leader, the ex-president Hassan Sheikh, who is bidding to return to power next February. [...] (587 words)
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