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AFRICOM Commander Visits East African Partners

STUTTGART, Germany — The commander of U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, finished a weeklong trip to Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Amanda Dory Oct. 2. Dory and Rodriguez met with officials in each country to discuss how AFRICOM and the U.S. ...
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United States, Federal Government of Somalia, and Puntland State Sign $1 million Agreement to Support Puntland State Police Training

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland State to enhance cooperation on police training and countering terrorism.  The Memorandum of Understanding will provide up to $1 million to expand INL’s current police and counterterrorism assistance programs ...
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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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