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Barron city council election features first-ever Somali candidate

Isaak Mohamed is the first Somali refugee to run for city council in Barron, Wis. He came to the U.S. in 2013 after fleeing civil war in Somali and living in a refugee camp in Uganda. Rich Kremer/WPR
By:Wisconsin Public Radio Residents call candidacy a major step for Somali refugees who began moving to city 20 years ago Voters in the small, northern Wisconsin city of Barron will take part in a historic election on Tuesday. That’s because for the first time since Somali...

Is Somaliland a Potential US Security Partner?

A paper by US Naval War College student urges the United States Government to recognise Somaliland, writes Liban Ahmad Next May Somaliland will have celebrated the 28th anniversary   of unilaterally seceding from Somalia. Any news that could boost the chance...

Djibouti President receives U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

US. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy met with the president of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh
By: Mohamed Duale Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat  Tweets @MohamadDuale  Horndiplomat-Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh Receives in his office US. a delegation led by the US. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy.Horndiplomat Reports President Guelleh accompanied by his Foreign Minister Mohamoud Ali Youssouf. " Had a chance to meet w/ President Guelleh and Foreign...

Commander of U.S. Africa Command Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser Visits Somalia

U.S Marine Gen. Thomas D Waldhauser, Commanding general, U.S. Afric Command, speaks with U.S Ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadisu, Somalia (U.S Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class nICK sCOTT)
"The objective is to support the Somali government as it progresses towards delivering the future that the people of Somalia deserve.” -- Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. AFRICOM.U.S. Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), met with senior government officials...

Midterm elections: Democrats projected to win control of House, but Senate remains in GOP hands

Midterm elections: Democrats projected to win control of House, but Senate remains in GOP hands
Democrats were projected to take control of the House late Tuesday and pick up some governorships, but Republicans were poised to expand their majority in the Senate, delivering a split verdict in the first national referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. The most expensive and consequential...

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Just Became the First Muslim Women Elected to Congress

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have become the first Muslim women elected to Congress after both Democrats won their congressional midterm 2018 races. Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim to ever become a lawmaker when elected to the Minnesota’s House of Representatives in 2016, is now...

Ethiopia, US keen to advance cooperation

Ethiopia, US keen to advance cooperation
Horndiplomat-Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu met with a US delegation led by Mr. Chris Smith, Chairman of the United States of America House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday (August 23), during which both sides reiterated their commitment to advance...

Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general, dies at 80

The 80-year-old "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said. His home country, Ghana, has declared a week of national mourning. Annan served two terms as UN chief from 1997 to 2006, and was awarded a Nobel Peace...

Ilhan Omar, a Somali immigrant, wins Democratic nod for Congress

Ilhan Omar, a first-term state legislator who burst onto the national scene during the fight over President Trump’s “travel ban,” has won the Democratic nomination for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. It’s a safe Democratic seat, held for 12 years by Rep. Keith Ellison (D),...

Sanctions Committee Chair Briefs Security Council on Somalia, Eritrea Developments as Delegates Air Views concerning Peace in Horn of Africa

Horndiplomat-Sanctions Committee Chair Briefs Security Council on Somalia, Eritrea Developments as Delegates Air Views concerning Peace in Horn of Africa. Asmara’s Representative Calls for Lifting of Embargo without Preconditions On the heels of the landmark rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended two decades of hostility, the...