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Inside Story – What will Turkey’s failed coup mean for its relations?

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Horndiplomat-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on his supporters to remain in the streets. And has vowed to purge the military of what he calls the 'virus' responsible for Friday night's failed military coup. Thousands of soldiers and judges have been arrested in a crackdown...

Three French soldiers killed in Libya-Says France Defence Ministry

Horndiplomat-France's defence ministry says three of its soldiers have died in Libya, reportedly after their helicopter was shot down. A short statement said the soldiers died "while on mission" in the north African country. Earlier on Wednesday, ministry spokesman Stephane Le Foll confirmed French special forces...

Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama Speeches

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HornDiplomat-Donald Trump's presidential campaign doesn't plan to fire anybody or to take disciplinary action over the controversy surrounding Melania Trump's plagiarism of Michelle Obama, CNN learned Tuesday. Trump's campaign hopes to simply move on without further addressing questions about the speech.

Twitter Is Making It Easier to Request a Verified Account

Horndiplomat-Twitter is making it easier for its users to request one of the little blue verified account checkmarks that many celebrities, musicians and other public figures have. The social media network announced Tuesday that it will soon start accepting and reviewing applications for verification. Beginning...

Somaliland army fought back Puntland Attack

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HornDiplomat Editorial HornDiplomat-Armed conflict broke out between Somaliland and puntland troops at Booda-cad, Dahar east of Sanaag Monday 18th July, 2016. The clashes coincided with the voter registration that was officially launched in the region on Saturday 16. Troops loyal to the Somali semi-autonomous region of...

Dancing in The Street – Borama Style

Horndiplomat-Calling out around the world. Are you ready for a brand new beat. Summer’s here and the time is right. Dancing in the Street… Borama style was enjoyed by many on Saturday afternoon in Market Square including the Mayor, Councillor Julian Brookes who joined...

Stranded in Somaliland – Part 1

Horndiplomat-Yemenis fleeing conflict are taking overcrowded livestock boats across the Gulf of Aden to Somaliland – an unrecognized country. Such is the magnitude of violence in one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Middle East. WRITTEN BYAmanda Sperber PUBLISHED ON Jul. 18, 2016 READ TIMEApprox....

Kenya:63-year-old who set up school goes to class for the first time

By KAZUNGU SAMUEL HornDiplomat-Mzee was pained when he was barred from committee of school he founded. A 63-year-old man who started a school in Ganze but was blocked from sitting on its management committee because he was illiterate has gone back to school. An emotional Mzee Kazungu...

South Sudan leaders ‘disappointing the world’ – UN Chief

  Horndiplomat-As President Uhuru Kenyatta received United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Nairobi on Sunday, concern on the new wave of violence that erupted in South Sudan last week was a top priority. In strongly worded declarations, the two called on President Salva Kiir and...

Conflicts in Africa require urgent solutions, African Union Chair

By Peter Mutai and Zhu Shaobin Horndiplomat-KIGALI, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Africa is faced with various emergencies that require new approaches in solving, Head of the African Union (AU) has said. Idriss Deby, who is also Chad's president, observed on Sunday that security is a fundamental...