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UN Chief Recommends AU Maintain Somalia Troop Levels Until 2023

AMISOM soldiers patrol in the Somali capital Mogadishu, April 12, 2015. Photo: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images
By: Defence post UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recommended to the Security Council that the African Union’s peacekeeping mission in Somalia maintain its current staffing level through the end of the year, in a letter obtained by AFP on Tuesday. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is comprised of 20,000 soldiers, police, and civilians tasked with supporting...

UK removes Kenya, Turkey from ‘Red List’ travel ban

UK removes Kenya, Turkey from 'Red List' travel ban
By: Horndiplomat and kbc Kenya and Turkey are among eight other countries that will be removed from the red list by the United Kingdom effective 4 am on September 22, 2021. Other countries that have been removed from the list include Pakistan, Maldives, Egypt, Oman, Sri...

Op-Ed: Role of Media and Local Communities in Ecosystem Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation in Somalia

Livestock herding is a dominant way of life in many parts of Somalia. Photo by: Sara Jerving / Devex
By:Hussien Mohamed Yusuf  The recent Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has indicated that climate change is real and the IGAD Sub region in the Greater Horn of Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world due...

US Attempt To Make Pronouncements On Ethiopia’s Internal Affairs Regrettable :Ethiopia MoFA

US Attempt To Make Pronouncements On Ethiopia’s Internal Affairs Regrettable
By:FANA  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) has rejected the press statement issued by the US Secretary of State Mr. Antony J. Blinken yesterday regarding Tigray regional state. “An attempt by the US to make pronouncements on Ethiopia’s internal affairs and specifically, the reference...

Somali MP: Sheikh Shariff is the right person to lead Somalia

The then Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, attends an African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. FILE PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | GETTY IMAGES | AFP
By:DAILY NATION Somalia’s ex-President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed was an accidental politician. Now he wants to become the first man in the country to be re-elected. A graduate of law from a Libyan university, Ahmed was a teacher before plunging into Somalia’s civil war, and later politics. Many...

Somaliland President Meets with German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa

Somaliland President Receives German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa
Horndiplomat-Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi receives the German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa Mr. Günter Nooke at Presidential palace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmn4j6kFdpI During the meeting,Somaliland President and German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa discussed on issues related the bilateral ties between the two countries and Development projects that German...

Ethiopian FM Meets UAE Minister of State for Int’l Cooperation

Dr. Workneh Meets Minister of State for Int'l Cooperation of the UAE Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy
Horndiplomat-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh received Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation today (february 9) to discuss on ways of enhancing the bilateral ties in investment, business and trade. Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workneh stated that UAE is an important...

Somaliland:Human Rights Centre releases 2018 annual report

Human Rights Centre releases 2018 annual report
Today, 31st December 2018, Human Rights Centre published annual report on the situation of human rights in Somaliland. Every year, the Human Rights Centre issues an annual report to inform the government and the people of Somaliland human rights issues that need...

Somalia:Al-shabaab “executes three men in Lower Shabelle”

Al-shabaab executed three Somali men in Mubaarak, a district in Lower Shabelle yesterday afternoon, reports Warqaad, a Somali website. Al-shabaab accused two of the men of being Federal Government soldiers; the third man, Al-shabaab said, was one of elders who had selected MPs and Senators for...

Somaliland:Councillor Disputes Threaten Mayoral Replacement in Lasanod

( Horn Diplomat News Desk) Waddani Councillors in Lasanod City of Somaliland have accused the Mayor of the City, Abdiasis Hussein Taarwale, of blocking a Vote of No Confident against his mayoral tenure. In a press conference held in Lasnaod, Fahima Yusuf Abdullahi, a Waddani Councillor, reiterated her...