Somalia restoring diplomatic ties with Kenya after nearly six months

Somalia said on Thursday it was restoring diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya after it cut relations in December accusing Nairobi of meddling in politics. read more

“Now diplomatic relations are restored,” Abdirahman Yusuf, deputy information minister, told a news conference in Mogadishu, saying Qatar had helped in the process.

There was no immediate comment from the Kenyan government, though State House in Nairobi tweeted on Thurday afternoon that President Uhuru Kenyatta met with Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar and “received a special message from him.”