Kenya bans flights to Somalia

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Tuesday May 11, 2021 - 13:35:25 in News In English by Xarunta Dhexe
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    Kenya bans flights to Somalia

    Kenya has banned all commercial and cargo flights to and from Somalia until August, despite agreeing to restore diplomatic relations just days ago.

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Kenya has banned all commercial and cargo flights to and from Somalia until August, despite agreeing to restore diplomatic relations just days ago.

The surprise announcement comes on the heels of athawing of relationsbetween Kenya and Somalia this week. Somalia said it is restoring diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya after severing relations in December. Qatar was credited with mediating the talks.

Following Somalia's announcement, Kenya said that it was looking forward "to further normalisation of relations by the Somali authorities."

Kenya's decision to suspend flights to Somalia also comes as Somalia's Civil Aviation Authority's Monday announcementthat mirraa shipmentsfrom Kenya would remain suspended despite the diplomatic breakthrough.

Since the mirra-ban on Kenya was implemented, those involved in the supply chain of the stimulant moved their operations to Ethiopia. Almost all of the planes ferrying Ethiopian khat from Dire Dawa are Kenyan registered aircrafts.

At least a half dozen airlines will be affected by the suspension.



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