According to reliable news sources, most members of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s delegation planned to accompany him to visit United States were denied Entry Visas. These members of Mohamud’s delegation were either Damul-Jadid Party members or drawn from his own sub-clan. These included Minister of education, Farah Abdulkader, Defence Minister, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, Minister of internal Security, Doodishe, Spy Chief, Mahad Salad, National Security Adviser, Hussein Moallim Mohamud, among others. This is unprecedented development in US-Somali relations.

Observers also noted that even President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was given a restricted visa waiver by US State Department as he was denied Entry Visa before after the end of his first stint in Villa Somalia. Stay tuned.

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