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Somalia — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, and piracy. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including in Puntland and Somaliland.  Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and ...
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Ambassador Godec’s July 4th Op-Ed

On July 4th, the United States celebrates the visionary courage of its Founders who rejected tyranny and declared the 13 colonies they represented to be free.  We honor their Declaration of Independence and its affirmation that we are all created equal with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   Our ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Godec at American Independence Day Reception

Remarks by Ambassador Robert F. Godec American Independence Day Reception July 3, 2018     Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Macharia Kamau; Waheshimiwa, mabibi na mabwana, hamjambo! Hamjambo tena! Habari zenu? Mambo vipi?  Poa, poa, bila shaka! Karibuni sana na asanteni sana kwa kufika hapa jioni hii. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to ...
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Ambassador Godec’s Remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce Big Four Summit June 28, 2018

Ambassador Godec’s Remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce Big Four Summit June 28, 2018   Your Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta; Cabinet Secretaries present; U.S. Commerce Undersecretary Gil Kaplan, and your strong U.S. delegation; AmCham President and members present; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen; Hamjambo!   I am very pleased to be with you today ...
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U.S. Private Sector and Government Delegation Signs Deals Totaling 10 Billion Kenyan Shillings at American Chamber of Commerce Big Four Summit

U.S. Private Sector and Government Delegation Signs Deals Totaling 10 Billion Kenyan Shillings at American Chamber of Commerce Big Four Summit   Nairobi, June 28 – In a visible expression of support for President Kenyatta’s Big Four initiative, the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gil Kaplan led a delegation of 60 U.S. business executives ...
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