Diplomatic row intensifies as Somalia bans direct flights from Nairobi to Kismayu

In what appears as an escalation of the diplomatic tiff between Kenya and Somalia, Mogadishu has banned direct flights from Nairobi to Kismayu. Somali will, further, scrutinize and vet all gods and people making entry into Somalia from Kenya. The statement served to ban all air travel from Nairobi to Kismayu and instead reroute it to Mogadishu. Kismayu is qualified as Somalia’s most prominent business hub. Prior to this state directive, Kenyan planes could land in Kismayu, Mogadishu and the town of Garbaharey, in addition to access in dozens of…

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