Elections in Somalia to choose a new parliament have been postponed for the second time in two months due to a dispute over how to select future members, a lawmaker said on Sunday.
Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Dahir put up a spirited case at the International Court of Justice against Kenya’s attempts to discredit a border row case it has petitioned the court to resolve.
Ottawa (HOL) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary –General for Somalia, Michael Keating met Somali-Canadians at Les Suites Hotel in Ottawa on Thursday. The meeting was to gauge diaspora opinion of UN and Somali government policies.
This week, the International Court of Justice will hear a border dispute case pitting the neighboring – and generally neighborly – states of Somalia and Kenya against each other over waters hiding massive oil and gas reserves in the Indian Ocean.
Kenya is eying a free visa pact with Somalia as part of a diplomatic offshoot of the recent miraa export row with the Horn of Africa nation.
Somalia accused Kenya on Tuesday of unnecessarily prolonging a battle over lucrative Indian Ocean oil and gas reserves, saying "both impoverished nations" had an interest in swiftly resolving the dispute.
A maritime border case between Kenya and Somalia begins Monday at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in what could define the ownership of an area with oil and gas potential.