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United States Ambassador to Somalia Presents Letter of Credence to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Horndiplomat-The United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen M. Schwartz presented a copy of his letter of credence from President Barack Obama to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdisalam Omar Hadliye on August 9, 2016, at a meeting in Mogadishu. The letter of credence formally...

Somalia sets presidential vote for October 30

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia will hold a delayed presidential vote on October 30 with parliamentary polls starting next month, an official statement sent to AFP Monday said, in what international backers hope will signal a long-awaited return to stability. The UN-sponsored Somalia Federal Indirect Electoral...

Somalia Minister of Sport Survives Assassination Attempt

Horndiplomat -A Somali minister survived an assassination attempt Sunday when a hand-grenade was thrown at his car in the capital, Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan Noah, Minister of Youth and Sport, told VOA that the explosive device hit his car as he was shopping at a...

Somalia President appeals to AMISOM to help secure upcoming elections

Horndiplomat-Mogadishu, 8 August 2016 – Somalia President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has appealed to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Security Forces to secure the coming parliamentary and presidential elections slated before the end of the year. President Mohamud said the...

Somalia’s encouraged women to participate in the forthcoming electoral process

Horndiploma-Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development in collaboration with Benadir Region Administration, national women groups and civil society today held a rally at Daljirka monument in the capital Mogadishu.Horndiplomat reports Senior women leaders and activists addressed the gathering to encourage women to participate in...

Emotions Mixed for Two-Person Somali Olympic Team Harun Maruf

By  Harun Maruf Horndiplomat-Worldwide coverage of the Rio Olympics' opening ceremony was dominated by the countries with the biggest teams and those with the most glamorous uniforms. In contrast to the 554 men and women from the U.S. team, the largest group in Rio, Somalia's team...

Trump targets Somalis during forum in Maine

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Horndiplomat-Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has a new target when it comes to immigrants...Somalis. Trump told an audience at Merrill Auditorium in Portland Thursday that Maine is a major destination for Somali refugees. He said the nation's acceptance of refugees is...

The Somaliland question

By ADOW MOHAMED @adowmo Horndiplomat-Somalia has criticised Cord leader Raila Odinga for urging the international community to recognise Somaliland’s secession. Ambassador Gamal Hassan termed Raila’s comment irresponsible. He said it damages his country’s territorial integrity. “That comment was in bad taste,” he said. “Somali politics should...

Somalia vows to work with new AMISOM commander in fight against Al-Shabaab

HORNDIPLOMAT-The Somali government has pledged to work with the newly-appointed Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) force commander to flush Al-Shabaab militants out of the Horn of Africa nation. Minister for Internal Security, Abdirisak Omar Mohamed, said the country's security forces will work with Lt....

UN warns worsening food security situation in Somalia and Somaliland

Horndiplomat-The UN humanitarian agency has warned that humanitarian situation in Somalia could worsen due to deteriorating food security situation in parts of the southern and central regions. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says in a report released on Friday that the...