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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu

Location:  Somalia Event:  Effective March 18, the Federal Government of Somalia has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.   International flights to all Somali airports have been suspended for a period of 15 days.  Domestic flights within Somalia are not affected.  If you are experiencing unexpected flight cancellations please contact your airline. The Department ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia

Rodney Hunter Political Coordinator U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York February 24, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Representative Swan for your briefing today. The United States deeply appreciates your commitment to advancing security, stability, and development in Somalia. I also thank the other two briefers for ...
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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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