Soma Oil and Gas, chaired by ex-Conservative leader, paid company negotiating for government of Somalia over lucrative oil deal

A company chaired by the former leader of the Conservative party made payments to a Somali government adviser as they were agreeing a lucrative oil contract with the troubled east African country, the Guardian has learned.

Soma Oil and Gas, which is chaired by Lord Howard, paid legal fees to the independent advisory group, Petroleum Regimes Advisory (PRA) as PRA was negotiating on behalf of the government of Somalia.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS