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The United States Welcomes Interim Juba Administration Commitment to Political Inclusion

The United States welcomes the September 10 announcement by Interim Juba Administration (IJA) President Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe committing to expand the IJA Assembly by ten members prior to his inauguration on September 12th.  The United States commends the constructive engagement of IJA President Madobe with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar ...
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Commencement of Operations by the United States Mission to Somalia

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 8, 2015 The Department of State is pleased to announce the commencement of operations by the United States Mission to Somalia. The new mission reflects a continuation of U.S. efforts to normalize the U.S.-Somalia bilateral relationship since recognizing the Federal Government of Somalia on January 17, ...
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Attack on AMISOM UPDF in Somalia

The United States strongly condemns the September 1 terrorist attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Forward Operating Base in Janaale, Lower Shabelle region. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the courageous Ugandan troops who were killed and injured. We commend Uganda for its longstanding commitment to ...
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Horn of Africa – Impact of the Yemen Crisis – the United States Provides an additional $6.1 Million to Support Humanitarian Response

The United States is pleased to announce more than $6 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the conflict in Yemen and seeking refuge in Djibouti and Somalia.  This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen region in FY 2015 to date to nearly $81 million. This funding is ...
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United States Special Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty Expresses Condolences to the Families of Individuals Killed and Injured in Attacks

On behalf of the Government of United States and the American people, United States Special Representative for Somalia (SRS) James P. McAnultyexpresses his deepest condolences to the families of the Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers, Kenyan Defense Forces, and civilians killed by al-Shabaab militants during the August 22 attack on the SNA training camp in ...
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