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Kenya and Somalia are now in uncharted waters as a diplomatic tiff over the disputed maritime border between the two countries escalates.

To show the enormity of the matter, the Somali federal government has released circular directing government agencies, donors and UN bodies not hold meetings, seminars and conferences in Nairobi, Kenya.

In a letter addressed to UN agencies, Director-General Dr Abdullahi Hashi Ali, disclosed that Somalia dignitaries and representatives would no longer attend meetings scheduled to be held in Nairobi.

“The ministry informs all its partners that representative from the ministry will not attend all planned and upcoming meetings, workshops, seminars and training to be held in Nairobi,” reads an excerpt of the letter.

Escalating diplomatic tensions

In March, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed mediated talks between the two countries where Kenya and Somalia agreed to deescalate diplomatic tensions.

PM Ahmed said that the two neighbours committed to peace …