Cash-strapped PM cuts salaries of ministers, civil servants
Late last month Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre requested ministers pay be temporarily cut by 20 percent and civil servants' pay by 5%.
The South African diplomat Fink Haysom was declared persona non grata in Somalia by the former president Farmajo in 2019. Some regional officials have now apologised to him, in an apparent ploy to undermine South West state president Abdiaziz Laftagareen.
Ahead of the CCP congress in November, the Chinese leader wants to breathe new life into its business ties with Africa. As frictions rise with Washington over tensions in the Taiwan Strait, Beijing is also trying to cement ties with friendly African nations.
On 25 May, Somalia's recently appointed prime minister Hamza Abdi Barre was given a ten-day reprieve by parliament to form a government. He has very limited room for manoeuvre as he tries to honour campaign promises while at the same juggling the demands of competing clans.