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26 Oct 2018 | 10:17 AM UTC

Somalia: Beach bars/restaurants in Mogadishu forced to close early

Somalia News Alert

Mayor of Mogadishu orders bars and restaurants, located along the Lido beach to close by midnight each night until further notice

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/5/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu


The mayor of the capital Mogadishu has ordered that bars and restaurants located along Lido beach close by midnight (local time) each night until further notice. The order was issued on Thursday, October 25, following complaints from religious leaders that these premises allowed "attitudes contrary to the Islamic moral." The mayor has threatened to close all establishments that do not comply. 


Individuals in Mogadishu to adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Somalia remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel


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