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U.S. Condemns Attack on AMISOM Forces

Press Statement For Immediate Release   July 31, 2017 U.S. Condemns Attack on AMISOM Forces The United States vehemently condemns the July 30 attack on UPDF soldiers near Goleweyn, Lower Shabelle and joins the expressions of outrage in Somalia and throughout the region against this atrocious act.  This attack was an assault not only on […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

Statement by United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz On Somalia’s Independence Day.

July 1, 2017 Statement by  United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz On Somalia’s Independence Day July 1 marks the 57th anniversary of the creation of the Somali Republic and is an important date in Somali history. On behalf of the United States Mission to Somalia, I wish Somalis everywhere the most joyous of holidays. […]

June 30th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

United States Condemns Attack on Mogadishu Restaurant.

Press Statement For Immediate Release   June 15, 2017 United States Condemns Attack on Mogadishu Restaurant The United States condemns in the strongest terms last night’s barbaric attack on the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and hope for a speedy and complete […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

SJP: The attacks on the press must stop.

he attacks must stop. SPJ is angered and alarmed by the trend of public officials — those who have chosen to be in the public eye while working for the American people — and their treatment of journalists. In the last few weeks alone, Dan Heyman, John Donnelly and Ben Jacobs were threatened, harassed, battered […]

May 28th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Death of U.S. Service Member.

United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Death of U.S. Service Member   On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Somalia, I extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the United States military service member killed in Somalia on May 5. The service member died heroically supporting an operation against the al-Qaeda […]

May 7th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Somalia. Halt execution spree of children in Puntland

The authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region must immediately halt plans to execute two boys sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February for their alleged role in the armed group Al-Shabaab’s killing of three senior administration officials, said Amnesty International. The organization has learnt that Muhamed Yasin Abdi, 17, and Daud Saied Sahal, […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

HRW: UAE-Clarify Role in Deadly Attack on Refugee Boat.

(Beirut, April 13, 2017) – The United Arab Emirates should clarify its role in the apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the western coast of Yemen, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the prime minister and defense minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. The UAE should also provide […]

April 13th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

Human Rights Watch.Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

Immediate Release Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime  Failed Investigations into Abuses as War Turns 2 (Beirut, March 26, 2017) – An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

March 26th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

Kenya: Protect Somalis Facing Conflict, Abuses, Drought.

Kenya: Protect Somalis Facing Conflict, Abuses, Drought Make Concrete Commitments During Summit  (Nairobi, March 23, 2017) – Kenya should protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. In line with a recent High Court decision, the authorities should abandon their decision to close […]

March 24th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

US: New Refugee Order Renews Old Harms Changes Can’t Mask Anti-Muslim Intent .

(Washington, DC, March 6, 2017) – United States President Donald Trump’s new executive order significantly curtailing the US refugee program would inflict similar harms on refugees and Americans as the previous order, Human Rights Watch said today. The March 6, 2017 order bars entry into the US for 90 days to nationals of six Muslim-majority countries, plus […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in english news | Read More »

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