Farmajo prepares his return from Istanbul
Former Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as 'Farmajo', has found refuge in Turkey, after his defeat in May by Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud.
Sidelined from the international top table for the past five years, the deputy head of state, who is running for president in August, is counting on his allies and a carefully picked team to maintain or establish dialogue with the leaders of neighbouring countries.
Back in Kenya after a week in the UK, presidential candidate Raila Odinga has been giving attention to his foreign policy credentials. To attract the favours of the West, he has highlighted Kenya's role as a peacemaker in the Horn of Africa, a region riven by civil wars and political crises.