The United Nations Security Council is due to meet to discuss tensions between Somalia and Ethiopia over a controversial port deal with the self-declared republic of Somaliland.
The Monday meeting will “address concerning events in the Horn of Africa”.
The row was triggered by Ethiopia signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Somaliland early this month, a deal which gives landlocked Ethiopia access to a seaport for military and commercial purposes.
Somalia, which considers Somaliland part of its territory, rejected the deal and accused Ethiopia of violating its sovereignty.
By Opeoluwa Michael Ayobami