EU provides €5m for humanitarian air links between Mogadishu and Nairobi
The EU will fund air links between Mogadishu and Nairobi, as well as within Somalia, for the next three years in order to maintain its humanitarian aid in the country.
Among the items on the agenda of friday's African Union Peace and Security Council meeting is the Somali authorities' request to delay the withdrawal of the pan-African organisation's transitional mission, so as not to lose momentum in the fight against al-Shabaab.
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.