Somalia’s president renounces American citizenship

Published: 1/Aug/2019
Source: The East African (Nairobi) / AFP

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has renounced his American citizenship, his office announced Thursday, without elaborating on why the dual citizen chose to give up his adopted passport.

Mohamed, known widely by his nickname Farmajo, began the process to relinquish his second citizenship shortly after being elected in 2017, his office said, despite the Somali constitution allowing for dual nationality.

“We are officially informing you that the president has renounced his second citizenship of the United States today,” his office said in a statement.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Somalia
Year: 2019