Haley Barbour
Haley Barbour

BGR Government Affairs has inked a $35K monthly pact to represent war-torn Somalia before the Trump Administration, Congress, media and policy community.

The Trump White House has stepped up drone strikes in Somalia, which does not have a functional government, according to the May 9 Politico. It reported that US Special Operations and CIA forces have teamed with local warlords to fight ISIS and Al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia.

BGR is the firm of former Mississippi Governor and Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour. The firm’s contract with Somalia began May 1 and runs through 2019.

BGR joins another well-connected Republican, ex-New York Senator Al D’Amato, on the Somalia lobbying team.

D’Amato’s Park Strategies signed a $10K monthly contract with Somalia last November to assess “relevant policy, economic, and security developments that have implications for the relationship with the Somali Republic and the US."