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United States Condemns February 16 killing of Somali journalist

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle: The U.S. Embassy Mogadishu strongly condemns the February 16 killing of Somali journalist Abduwali Ali Hassan in the town of Afgoye in the Lower Shabelle region.  Abduwali was a freelance journalist working for Radio Kulmiye and Universal TV.  The United States extends sincere condolences to his wife ...
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AFRICOM Commander Visits Kenya, Somalia, to Emphasize Partnership, Security

Manda Bay, KENYA – Today Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a two-day trip to East Africa to personally assess the security situation at the Kenyan Defense Force installation at Manda Bay, Kenya, before continuing to Somalia to meet with senior Somali officials to discuss the impact of broader U.S. government programs taking ...
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United States Restarts Limited Direct Assistance to the Somali National Army

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle: The United States resumed providing direct security assistance to a non-mentored unit of the Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) this week in support of counterterrorism operations in Lower Shabelle against al Shabaab. We commend the steps taken by the Federal Government of Somalia to improve public financial ...
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The United States Calls for Reconciliation between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States

The United States urges the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States to renew their mutual commitment and coordination, in cooperation with regional and international partners, to defeat al-Shabaab and reestablish governance, security, and prosperity for all Somalis. The United States has continued outreach efforts to the Federal Government and all the Presidents ...
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Galmudug Elections

Press Statement For Immediate Release February 2, 2020 Galmudug Elections The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle:   The United States Embassy in Somalia has closely watched the political process in Galmudug.  Today’s election is a beginning to a broad -based political reconciliation process, and the United States calls on everyone to commit to ...
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