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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

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mogadishu (Somalia), Personal Security Reminder
The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may spark protests, some of which have the potential to…

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…