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VBIED Attacks in Mogadishu
On Saturday, October 14, two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) exploded in downtown Mogadishu, killing hundreds of civilians and…

The Return of Somali Piracy?
After five years without a reported major incident of piracy off the coast of Somalia, a UAE-owned, Comoros-flagged oil tanker heading from Djibouti…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Message for U.S. Citizens: Mogadishu (Somalia), Resumption of Travel to Mogadishu
Official personnel of the U.S. Mission to Somalia resumed travel to Mogadishu as of Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mogadishu (Somalia), Specific Threat Information…
Due to specific threat information against U.S. personnel on the Mogadishu International Airport, the U.S. Mission to Somalia has directed all…

Executive Order on Visas
On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued an order agreeing to hear the Administration’s appeals of the two adverse rulings by Federal…