In late January I was appointed the armed group experts on the UN Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG). The SEMG is a Security Council investigative panel that monitors and reports on sanctions violations in both Somalia and Eritrea. I'm immensely excited to be a part of the Group, which plays a very significant role in the peace-building and state-building process in Somalia.
However, that means I'll be taking a hiatus from journalism/ blogging for some time. Be sure to catch the SEMG's final report, which will be published in October.