News & Events

U.S. Mission Announces Grant Opportunity in Honor of Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019) and Women’s History Month in the United States (March 2019), U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto met with a distinguished group of women Somali journalists and announced a small grant opportunity to advance the position of women in journalism.  Journalists in Somalia have some of ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on February 28 Mogadishu Attack

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the February 28 terrorist attacks in Mogadishu.  We commend the heroic actions of the Somali security forces and first responders who unselfishly put themselves in harm’s way to repel the attackers and provide care to the trapped and wounded saving many lives.  We extend our sincerest condolences to ...
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Press Statement: Overview of U.S. Support to Somalia Economic Development

The United States is proud to support the people and government of Somalia as they seek to create a better tomorrow, including through economic development and job creation.  The United States is committed to providing up to $74 million in investment for these programs.  This week, U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto visited with ...
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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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