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  • POTUS & First Lady with Somalia President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (Photo Credit: White House)

    U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, and Mrs. Qamar Ali Omar, in the Blue Room during a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, Aug. 5, 2014.

  • photo courtesy of Ambassador Sharmarke

    U.S. Welcomes Somali Ambassador

    We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Omar Abdirashi Ali Sharmarke, the first Somali Ambassador to the United States in over twenty years.

  • A woman smiling. (Photo Credit: State Department)

    A/S Thomas Greenfield Press Conference

    “We see an opportunity in Somalia for the first time in over 20 years for this country to move into the community of nations… to build a society, to build a democracy that can address the needs of the people of Somalia.”

  • Man smilig (Photo- White House)

    President Obama’s Message to Muslims on Ramadan

    On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

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