Somalia’s President Criticizes New US Travel Ban

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

ESAT News (March 7, 2017)

Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, is criticizing the revised U.S. travel ban, telling journalists that “definitely” he would prefer it be lifted and reminding the United States that it has a large Somali community, according to a report by Shabelle news.

The revised ban, signed on Monday, temporarily bars new visas for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries including Somalia, but Iraq is no longer on the list.

Meanwhile, according to the report, airport authorities in Cairo say they’ve allowed six Sudanese refugees to board a flight to New York because they have yet to receive any instructions from the United States on Trump’s travel ban.