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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...

AU summit opens with launch of African e-passport

KIGALI, July 18, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Rotating African Union chairperson Idriss Deby (L), President of the Republic of Chad, kisses his e-passport at the opening ceremony of the 27th ordinary session of the AU Heads of States in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on July 17, 2016. African leaders on Sunday gathered at Rwanda's capital Kigali for their biannual meet with the launch of the continent's first-ever African e-passport. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei) -
Horndiplomat-KIGALI, July 17 (Xinhua) -- African leaders on Sunday gathered at Rwanda's capital Kigali for their biannual meet with the launch of the continent's first-ever African e-passport. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced the launch and presented the first...

Obama urges rule of law in Turkey, U.S. warns of damage to relations

HornDiplomat -The United States urged Turkey on Saturday to exercise restraint after a failed military coup sparked a government crackdown, and warned its NATO ally that public suggestions of a U.S. role in the plot were "utterly false" and harmful to relations. President Barack Obama...

UK opens ‘very fruitful’ trade talks with Canada, says International Trade Secretery

HornDiplomat-Britain opened "very fruitful" trade talks with Canada on Friday, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times newspaper as he prepares to renegotiate Britain's commercial ties following its vote last month to leave the European Union. In limited extracts of his interview, Fox...

Somalia Condemns Coup Attempt in Turkey, Closes Projects Linked to Gulen

Horndiplomat-Somalia has ordered organizations linked to a U.S.-based Turkish cleric shut down after Turkey’s president said Fethullah Gulen was involved Friday’s coup attempt. The decision came in an extraordinary session of the Somali cabinet on Saturday. The government ordered Turkish citizens working for Gulen-linked organizations...

BREAKING: Turkey coup ‘plotters’ claim asylum in Greece after flying in by helicopter

HornDiplomat-A GROUP of soldiers suspected to have been involved in the failed Turkey military coup have claimed asylum in Greece after flying into the country in a helicopter. A number of soldiers thought to be involved in the coup have requested asylum in Greece Officers have...

Turkish President Erdogan Returns to Istanbul Amid Coup Attempt; 60 Killed, 336 Arrested(Photos)

By JULIA JACOBO DAVID CAPLAN HornDiplomat-A coup was attempted in Turkey Friday with a faction of the military taking over state TV, imposing martial law and a curfew and reportedly attacking the police headquarters in the capital of Ankara, according to American and foreign officials. "The...