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United States to Partially Restart Programs with Somali National Army

The United States will partially resume the provision of security assistance to non-mentored units of the Somali National Army (SNA).  This resumption will be implemented on a pilot basis with a unit taking part in critical transition operations in Lower Shabelle.  On the basis of internal reforms made by the Federal Government of Somalia and ...
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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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