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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

GUNFIRE AND ARMED CLASHES IN MOGADISHU Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 19, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  In the early morning hours of February 19, 2021, sporadic gunfire broke out in Mogadishu.  Government and opposition politicians disputed responsibility, but according to unconfirmed reports as many as 20 people may have been killed or injured.  ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 17, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Daljirka Dahsoon monument in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia ...
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The United States Urges Resolution of Electoral Impasse

The United States urges President Farmaajo and Somalia’s national leadership to act now to resolve the political impasse that threatens Somalia’s future and find agreement with Federal Member State leaders to allow the conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections immediately.  The political gridlock of the past year has resulted in a disappointing lack of progress ...
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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [07/30/21] *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days ...
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Health Alert

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)     Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must ...
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