Somalia has asked top UN official Nicholas Haysom to leave the country “as soon as possible” after accusing him of “interfering with the country’s internal affairs”.
The leading official of Somalia’s parliament administration has filed a motion for the impeachment of President Mohamed Farmaajo, he said on Sunday.
Unidentified gunmen in Kenya have kidnapped an Italian aid worker, police in the African nation say.
Former refugee Ilhan Omar became the first Somali American to be elected to Congress in this week’s UK midterm elections.
UN Special Representative for Somalia and head of the Assistance Mission UNSOM, Nicholas Haysom, has called for an end to a political “stand-off” between federal and state authorities in Somalia.
At least 20 people have been killed by two suspected suicide bombings in the southern Somali city of Baidoa.
The United Kingdom is calling upon international donors to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help the Horn of Africa nation achieve long-term stability.
The European Union (EU) has approved a €100 million ($116m) budget to support Somalia’s government – the first time the EU has dedicated funds to the Horn of Africa nation.
The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants for Somalia to fund public finance reforms – the organisation’s first disbursement to the conflict-ridden country in 30 years.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.