U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Somali capital in unannounced visit

Reuters News
Posted: May 05, 2015 5:10 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Somalia on Tuesday, the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit the Horn of Africa nation, which is struggling to rebuild after two decades of war and battling an Islamist insurgency by al Shabaab militants.

Kerry will meet Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the prime minister, provincial leaders and civilian groups, U.S. officials said, but they did not say where meetings would be held for security reasons.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Abdi Sheikh; Editing by Edith Honan and Dominic Evans)