Boris Johnson dispatches new ambassador despite Somali electoral impasse
With a background mostly in development aid, the new ambassador to Mogadishu Kate Foster will have to be quick on her feet as she has arrived bang in the middle of an unprecedented electoral crisis that has already put her in an awkward position. [...]
Will frozen central bank assets in US lead to further investigations?
As a US court investigates an attorney accused of plotting to divert assets placed in a New York bank by the Central Bank of Somalia at the onset of the 1991 civil war, other countries that also received Somali funds for safekeeping might be led to investigate as well. [...]
Ex-PM Hassan Ali Khaire seeks Ismaïl Omar Guelleh's support for presidential bid
Somalia's former prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire is hoping to boost his bid for the presidential election in February by playing off the rivalry between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo and his Djiboutian compeer Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. [...]