Somalia and Kenya still have a road to neighbourly cooperation

In December, Somalia cut diplomatic ties with Kenya accusing it of repeatedly “meddling in its internal affairs” and “violating its sovereignty”. The move brought the long-simmering tensions between the two neighbours to the surface and ushered in a tinderbox situation that will

Several people killed in attack on Turkish company in Somalia

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for the blast near Somali capital Mogadishu that killed at least five people and injured 14. A suicide bombing near the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least five people including two Turks, the Turkish health minister said. Abdiasis

US navy ships arrive in Somalia for withdrawal

US President Trump ordered the majority of US troops out of Somalia by early 2021. The United States military has deployed a group of navy ships off the coast of Somalia to support the withdrawal of some 700 personnel from the country,

Trump orders most US troops out of Somalia

The pullback is part of a larger effort to reduce US troop levels abroad before Donald Trump leaves office in January. United States President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most American troops from Somalia, the Department of Defense said in

Somalia expels Kenyan envoy in row over alleged poll interference

Somali government accuses neighbouring country of interfering in the electoral process in one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states. Somalia has ordered the expulsion of Kenya’s ambassador after accusing neighbouring Kenya of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia’s five