Forsige
Politics

Somalia Cut Diplomatic Ties with Kenya, Recalls Its Ambassador

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya
Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya. Photo Credit: Getty Image

Somalia has recalled its ambassador from Kenya and gave Kenyan ambassador only 7days to leave the country.

Tensions have increased recently after Kenya hosted leadership of Somaliland hosted Musa Bihi Abdi, President of the self-declared Somaliland region, in Nairobi for bilateral talks to forge closer ties.

On November 29, Somalia expelled Kenya’s ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Nairobi, igniting the latest diplomatic spat between Somalia and Kenya started.

The leaders of Somalia and Kenya have previously held meetings to resolve tensions.

Osman Abukar Dubbe said “the Somali government, based on its national sovereignty guaranteed by international law and order and fulfilling its constitutional duty to safeguard the nationhood, unity and stability of the country, has decided to server diplomatic relations with the Kenyan government”.

The announcement was made by the minister of information Osman Abukar Dubbe on state media.

In May of 1991, Somaliland seceded from Somalia. The Somali government, however, insists on Somaliland being part of its territory.

The decision comes after Somalia submitted a letter of protest against Kenya to Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamddok, who is also chair of the regional block intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

+ posts

Yosam Mukundane Is a political and socio-economic policy analyst at Forsige and a reporter covering Africa and Asia from Uganda.

More Stories

Iran and World Powers scheduled a meeting in Vienna for nuclear negotiations

Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed

President Trump says COVID-19 'affects virtually no one'

Forsige

Israel launched scores of airstrikes on Gaza, as calls for a cease-fire became stronger

Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Plans to Spend $100 Million to Support Biden in Florida

Forsige

Joe Biden Promises to Reach Zero-Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050

We Are In The Same Boat, Chinese President Xi Jinping Told BRICS Leaders During Russia’s Virtual Summit

Yosam Mukundane

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Homepage for World Breaking News

Forsige uses cookies to improve your experience. Are you OK with this? You can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy