- Since 2014, Kenya and Somalia have had a dispute over who owns an oil-rich Indian Ocean coastline.
- The International Court of Justice in The Hague is due to hear a case in the oil-rich border of the Indian ocean before the two East African nations.
- On Thursday, November 14th, the African countries look beyond the dispute by signing Visas on arrival agreements despite a pending case at the International Court of Justice.
- With the new agreement, citizens of both countries can now travel freely and do business with visas on arrival arrangements.
On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, Kenya and Somalia agreed to normalise bilateral relations with the restoration of the issuance of travel visas on arrival arrangements for their citizens.