Mogadishu Airport security violated UAE Embassy Diplomatic immunity, pursuant to article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, by search and seizure of $9.6m cash
The UAE Embassy claims the money was intended for the salary of the Somali and Puntland soldiers. The UAE has long been accused by the gov’t for interfering in Somalia’s internal affairs and suspect the money could be intended to destabilize the country.
HARUN MARUF | VOA NEWS
Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Two senior security officials told VOA Somali that three suitcases containing
$9.6 million have been put In storage in the central bank of Somalia pending an investigation. Continue reading Somalia Gov’t Impounded Huge Sums of Money from UAE Plane
Only Somalis can secure Somalia’s future. Hands off Somalia
( Michael Shank Special to CNN)
Last weekend, in response to a deadly attack on the Turkish embassy in Somalia that killed three and wounded nine, the U.S. government responded by saying that, “this cowardly act will not shake our commitment to continue working for the brighter, more democratic and prosperous future the people of Somalia deserve.”
The statement followed not one bombing in Somalia, but two. This past Saturday’s bombing was the second in under a week; a few days prior, a bomb blew up in a lawmaker’s car, killing one.
Continue reading Why We Should Keep Out of Somalia’s Affairs