Tajikistan: Jobs for the Boys, and Girls
Unemployment fears are a constant for most people in Tajikistan, but they have never bothered the family of President Emomali Rahmon.
The clan leading the country continued to cement its positions in power on January 27 with the appointment of Rahmon’s daughter, Ozoda, as head of the presidential executive apparatus.
Ozoda Rahmon, 38, previously served as first deputy foreign minister and head of the foreign ministry’s consular section. She has five children and has, according to her official biography, studied at both Georgetown University and in the languages department at the University of Maryland, both in the United States. She is the second of Rahmon’s nine children.
Ozoda’s husband, Jamoliddin Nuraliyev, is the first deputy chairman of the central bank.
Another son-in-law, Shamsullo Sohibov, is Tajikistan’s trade representative to Great Britain. And then there is another son-in-law, Ashraf Gulov, who is Tajikistan’s Consul General to Russia.
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