News & Events

Re-establishment of the United States Embassy in Mogadishu

The United States is proud to announce the reestablishment of the United States Embassy in Mogadishu.  Since the closure on January 5, 1991, the United States has maintained its partnership with the Somali people, including the re-establishment of a permanent diplomatic presence in Mogadishu in December 2018 with the U.S. Mission to Somalia.  The reestablishment ...
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USAID Announces Nearly $257 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Somalia

On October 2, 2019, in Mogadishu, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that the U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia.  The United States is ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on September 30 Attacks in Mogadishu and Baledogle

The United States condemns the attacks today in Baledogle and Mogadishu.  We commend the Somali security forces who repelled the attack against the Somali National Army (SNA) Base in Baledogle, Lower Shabelle region.  The security forces stopped this ultimately failed attack due to their alertness and swift response, not allowing the attackers to breach the ...
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U.S. Attends Closing Ceremony of Anti-Money Laundering Course

Representatives of the United States Mission to Somalia attended the closing ceremony of a five-day long training on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.  The training was funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Department of State and conducted by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).  Participants from ...
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Mogadishu Book Fair Closing Reception

For the fourth year in a row, the United States Government sponsored the Mogadishu Book Fair (MBF) in support of the Somali-driven campaign for literacy and learning. The three-day event, held from August 21-23 at the Sahal terminal, attracted thousands of participants each day.  Somali talent, both local and diaspora, awed the audience with readings ...
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