EU tackles Mogadishu's business climate
The EU delegation in Nairobi has set aside $2m for a contract to improve Somalia's business environment and attract foreign investors to the Horn of Africa country.
The UNHCR has obtained government approval from Kenya to start improvement works at the Kakuma refugee camp in the north-east of the country. This decision is urgent as the countries bordering Ethiopia may have to absorb a possible influx of refugees.
Following the 12 October ruling in favour of Somalia by the International Court of Justice, the US hopes to bring the Kenyan and Somali presidents back to the negotiating table. But the plan is provoking very different reactions from Kenyatta and Farmajo.
For fear of losing, Kenya has decided to boycott the arbitration hearings at the International Court of Justice on its martime border dispute with Somalia and is hoping to find a solution instead with the help of Doha.
As Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somalian opposite number Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo position their armies on either side of their common border, American, British and European diplomats are trying to persuade the Kenyan head of state to engage in talks.
The British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) is preparing to expand its operations via a major tender call for air transport and medical evacuation services. In this way, Britain plans to strengthen its military presence in the strategic East Africa region.