Texas's Coastline hopes to soon shake off suspicion of 'corruption'
The Somali government suspects Coastline Exploration employed "corrupt practices" to win seven offshore blocks in mid-February. The US firm vehemently denies these accusations.
By removing the Ogaden National Liberation Front - an Ethiopian Somali nationalist organisation - from the list of terrorist organisations, Prime Minister Roble, who is losing ground in Mogadishu, is seeking to undermine the credibility of outgoing President Farmajo in front of his Ethiopian ally.
President Farmajo's National Security Adviser has made a mark on both his country and the Somali region of Ethiopia and has been able to deflect attacks from the president's enemies as well as certain Gulf states thanks to his robust network of influence.
With the date of the presidential election officially confirmed on Tuesday, alliances are gradually beginning to take shape. Said Deni is tempted to run, but at the risk of playing into the hands of the incumbent Farmajo.