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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Location: Mogadishu International Airport (MIA), Mogadishu citywide Event: As of early October, al-Shabaab allegedly planned to target Mogadishu International Airport with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) due to the presence of unspecified embassies and private companies located on the compound. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates Be aware of your ...
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Message from U.S. Mission to Somalia Chargé d’Affaires Martin Dale on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

On behalf of United States Mission to Somalia, I would like to wish Somalis in Somalia and across the world a happy Eid al-Adha. As Muslims across the world, including the United States, return home from the annual Hajj pilgrimage, we reflect on values such as sacrifice and charity, and recommit ourselves to help those ...
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United States Proud to Support the Mogadishu Book Fair

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has sponsored the Mogadishu Book Fair (#MBF2018) for three years in a row in support of a Somali-driven campaign for literacy.  This year, the fair took place in the heart of Mogadishu, August 15-17, bringing together thousands of children, youth, and families to listen and engage with ...
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Somalia: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Somalia on July 9, 2018.  The Department continues to advise travelers to not travel to Somalia.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 10, 2018. The full text of the new Travel Advisory is as follows: Somalia – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do ...
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United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Ministries of Interior and Internal Security

The United States condemns the July 7 terrorist attack on the Ministries of Interior and Internal Security in Mogadishu and sends condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wounded. We commend the response of the Somali security forces that quickly ended the attack and restored order. Al-Shabaab’s attacks on Somali civilians striving ...
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