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JOINT STATEMENT ON DELAYS TO SOMALILAND PARLIAMENTARY AND LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

We, the undersigned regional and international partners* of Somaliland, recall the significant agreement between political parties in July 2019 which recognised the “critical importance of holding the long due Parliamentary and Local Council Elections” and “agreed to hold the elections as soon as they will be politically and technically possible”. We are concerned that events ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Somalia’s Political Situation

The United States calls on the Federal Government of Somalia, all Federal Member States, and citizens of Somalia to work towards political reconciliation, cooperation, and unity through peaceful dialogue.  Somalia has made impressive progress in key areas.  We encourage all actors to come together and remain focused on working with Somalia’s international partners to bring ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Visit of AFRICOM Commander to Mogadishu

The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on November 5 as part of his trip to the African continent. General Stephen Townsend met with the President of Somalia, the U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Chargé d’Affaires, Brian Neubert, and senior US and Somali military leadership in Mogadishu. The visit offered an opportunity to meet with the ...
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USAID Announces Nearly $50 Million in New Education Funding for Students Persistently Left Behind

On October 10, 2019, the United States Embassy Mogadishu through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced nearly $50 million in additional education funding to help the Somali people.  Creative Associates International, Inc. will implement the five-year program Bar Ama Baro (“Teach or Learn” in Somali) that aims to increase access to quality education ...
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