Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Somalia gives 7-day ultimatum for diplomats to leave country


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Somalia has broken off its diplomatic ties with Kenya after the leader of self-declared Somaliland visited Kenya earlier in the month, Information Minister Osman Dubbe said on Tuesday.

“Somalia wants all its diplomats to go back to Mogadishu and Kenyan diplomats have 7 days to leave the country,’’ Dubbe said in an televised announcement, as quoted by The Standard.

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The announcement, made at about 1:40 a.m. local time, 22:40 GMT, Monday, comes in the wake of Somaliland President Muse Bihi’s three-day visit to Kenya starting on Sunday.

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Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991, and while it maintains relations with some countries on the continent, including Kenya, it is not recognised by any nation or organisation.


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