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Security Alert: Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu International Airport (January 2, 2019)

Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu Interntional Airport (MIA) Event:  The UN reports that several mortar rounds struck the UN compound within the Mogadishu International Airport on January 1, 2019.  Two UN mission members are reported to have received non-life threatening injuries. The situation remains fluid and assessment of the event continues.  The airport remains open and is ...
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Statement by Ambassador Yamamoto on U.S. Support to Somalia

The United States re-established permanent diplomatic presence in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 2, 2018.  USAID also re-established presence.  To create a better tomorrow for the people of Somalia, the United States is committed to providing more than $900 million in critical investment.  The United States is meeting life-saving humanitarian assistance needs; expanding education and healthcare; ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Violent Clashes in Baidoa and South West State

Location:  Baidoa in South West State and surrounding areas, Somalia Event: The December 13 arrest of former al-Shabaab Commander and Spokesperson Mukhtar Robow has prompted violent clashes in the capital city of Baidoa in South West State. There is potential for violent protests over the coming days in Baidoa and surrounding areas.  Citizens are advised to ...
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Arrival of U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto

The United States is pleased to announce the arrival of the Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto to head the United States Mission to the Federal Republic of Somalia.  Ambassador Yamamoto is one of the highest-level U.S. ambassadors on the African continent, a symbol of the significance that the United States places on our relationship with the ...
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United States Supports Somali Girls’ Transformation through Education

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to improve access to quality education for Somali young women and girls.  The United States is contributing $5 million to DFID’s already existing $33.7 million Girls’ Education Challenge – Transition (GEC-T) program, a ...
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