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Vol 60 No 18

Published 13th September 2019


Jubaland row heats up oil tiff

Tensions between Kenya and Somalia are rising fast over a dispute about politics and money in a Somali province

Separate but inter-related arguments over elections in Jubaland and offshore oil blocks claimed by both Kenya and Somalia appear to be coming to a head in the wake of the May appointment of Jim Swan, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia. Some Somali and Kenyan pundits see him as a pawn of the United States ambassador in Mogadishu, Donald Yamamoto.

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