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Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Somalia, I extend our warmest wishes to all Somalis observing Ramadan. During this holy month, I hope Somalia’s leaders will be inspired by the basic tenets of reflection, tolerance, forgiveness, and reconciliation to agree to a way forward to resolve the electoral crisis. This is the surest path ...
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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens in Somalia Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (March 29, 2021) Location: Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, ...
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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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