Somalia shuts down UN airport terminal in Mogadishu

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Somalia’s gov’t has shut down a terminal at Adan Adde Int’l Airport in Mogadishu, which has been used by the United Nations and the African Union Peacekeeping Mission (AMISOM), claiming breach of immigration protocol.

The Deputy Manager of the Airport authorities ordered Favori LLC- a Turkish company that runs management of the airport- to shut down the terminal.

Somali authorities alleged that the terminal was used by non-UN and AMISOM travelers, UN contractors exploited it to smuggle uncontrolled commodities and UN flights landed without permission.

The UN and African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia have not commented on the move.

Airport authorities said all flights are directed to other arrivals and departure terminals and the VIP Lounge to “ensure continuity of the normal services.”

 

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