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Somalia: Central bank governor resigns

Central bank governor Yussur Abrar, the first woman to occupy the post, has resigned after only seven weeks in the job, citing corruption concerns. In a letter to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, widely reported in the media, she said that, from the moment she was appointed, she had “continuously been asked to sanction deals and violate my fiduciary responsibility to the Somali people as head of the nation’s monetary authority”. She said the deals “put… frozen assets at risk and open the door to corruption”.

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