New York State Republican operative Michael Caputo, who heads Caputo PR, has signed on as public affairs/lobbying firm for terror-torn and famine-stricken Somalia.
Caputo led Donald Trump’s GOP primary campaign in The Empire State and went on lead communications for caucus operations at the Republican Convention.
He will promote progress made by the Somali government in the areas of security, political inclusiveness and financial management.
The US Africa Command is helping Somalia to wipe out fighters linked to al-Shabab, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda.
Caputo’s Somalia effort is via Zeppelin Communications, where is managing director.
He worked with Zeppelin founder George Petrushin at the Florence Group, PR firm in Moscow. Petrushin also opened the renowned Zeppelin nightclub in Russia’s capital city.
Caputo also is a good friend of Somalia president Mohamed Mohamed.
Mohamed had fled Somalia, attained asylum in the US, became an American citizen, enrolled at the University of Buffalo and got involved in GOP politics in western New York.
He returned to Somalia and successfully ran for president in 2016. Upon taking office in Feb. 2017, Mohamed renounced his US citizenship.