Kenya, Somalia
Behind the scenes of the reopening of the Kenya-Somalia border

Kenyan Minister of Interior Kithure Kindiki (L) and Somali Internal Security Minister Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh Ali attend a joint press conference on re-opening the border between Kenya and Somali at Harambee House in Nairobi on 15 May, 2023.
Kenyan Minister of Interior Kithure Kindiki (L) and Somali Internal Security Minister Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh Ali attend a joint press conference on re-opening the border between Kenya and Somali at Harambee House in Nairobi on 15 May, 2023. © AFP
The long-anticipated reopening of the land border between Kenya and Somalia is expected to take place in stages over several months. This détente, which follows years of tension, could even entail setting up a new crossing point to complement the three already in preparation. [...]
Published on 23.05.2023 at 05:40 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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