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Somalia’s president recently held first-ever meeting with Israeli PM

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Securing Somalia, Whatever the Cost

horndiplomat-Securing Somalia, Whatever the Cost Officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) patrol in Mogadishu in 2015. After the European Union announced cuts to its AMISOM funding, some participating African countries have threatened to withdraw. (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) Summary Somalia has posed a key security...

US fintech pioneer’s start-up in Kenya

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Kenyans protest over alleged extrajudicial killings of trio by police

HORDIPLOMAT-Protesters gather in the capital Nairobi following discovery of bodies of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their driver Activists carry a mock coffin emblazoned with the words ‘stop extrajudicial killings’ Hundreds of people have marched in Kenya to protest against the apparent extrajudicial killing by...

Kenya’s Safaricom launches Little Cab app to rival Uber

HORNDIPLOMAT-Kenya's biggest telecoms operator Safaricom on Tuesday launched a ride-hailing app called Little Cab to compete with Uber and which was developed with a local software firm. Safaricom, which is 40 percent owned by Britain's Vodafone, and Nairobi-based software developer Craft Silicon will jointly...

Kenya promise to help restore Israel into African politics

Horndiplomat-Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he would work to restore Israel as an observer at the African Union, a move the Israeli premier has described as ‘Very significant for Israel.’ The Jewish state previously enjoyed observer status in the now disbanded Organization of...

For Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Israel, Cycling Success Is Overshadowed by Threat of Jail

HORNDIPLOMTA-In Eritrea and Israel, Michael Keflemarim vowed to take his passion for cycling all the way. The end of the way may come sooner than expected when he is hauled to a detention facility for migrants. Israel grants refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker for...

Sweden urged to probe journalist’s detention in Eritrea

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle Horndiplomat-June 30, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday called up on Swedish judicial authorities to investigate the case of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak who remains imprisoned in Eritrea. Eritrean president, Isias Afewerki (AFP Photo) RSF’s call...

Exploring Eritrea’s Italian Past

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Eritrea: UN Calls On AU to Investigate Eritrean Crimes

Horndiplomat-The United Nations rights council has called on the African Union to investigate Eritrean leaders over alleged crimes against humanity after a damning report by a UN Commission. In that report, the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Eritrea said the government of President...