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Somali Human Rights Defender Honored with International Women of Courage Award

Somali human rights defender Zahra Mohamed Ahmad is one of an extraordinary group of women selected to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s annual International Women of Courage Award.  The award recognizes women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (March 4, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Daljirka Dahsoon Monument in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” and delays to ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 25, 2021) Location:  Somalia Event:  Demonstrations potentially will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021, in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” and delays in the country’s electoral process.  Given the ...
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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

GUNFIRE AND ARMED CLASHES IN MOGADISHU Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 19, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  In the early morning hours of February 19, 2021, sporadic gunfire broke out in Mogadishu.  Government and opposition politicians disputed responsibility, but according to unconfirmed reports as many as 20 people may have been killed or injured.  ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 17, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Daljirka Dahsoon monument in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia ...
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