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Telia’s Uzbekistani saga dates back over a decade to a time when the company was looking expand its influence throughout Central Asia.    In 2009, the Swedish telecoms firm was looking to enter Uzbekistan for the first time, but acquiring a licence proved challenging. Now, the newly released Pandora Papers reveal the key role that Mohamed Amersi played in securing the operating licence, primarily through arranging a $220 million payment to a Gulnara Karimova…

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