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WHAT A CARRIE ON Carrie Symonds ‘barred from America for visiting war-torn Somaliland last year’ in embarrassing blow for Boris Johnson

The 31-year-old  had applied for a visa to go the US in a few days for work, but American authorities are said to have blocked the request over the five-day visit she made to East Africa.
She is BOJO’S GIRL . Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds Her parents are Matthew Symonds, one of the founders of the Independent, and Josephine Mcaffee who was one of the paper’s lawyers.
She is now said to be in a race against time to sort the problem out, in what appears to be an embarrassing blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Ms Symonds went to the country with her friend Nimco Ali, a campaigner against female genital mutilation, who was born in Somaliland – which broke away from neighboring Somalia in 1991.

The pair met with self-declared Somaliland Colonel Muse Bihi Abdi aka AL- Hagi Muse Qaraami  to discuss sea pollution and women’s issues.

One question that was added to the Esta form in 2016 asks: “Have you traveled to, or been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011?”

Answering yes could see the Esta application rejected.

She was planning to visit the US as part of her job with Oceana – a non-profit organisation aiming to protect the world’s oceans.

Ms Symonds and Downing Street both declined to comment.

The Somali region has been plagued with violence from terror groups Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab.

US President Donald Trump has also sparked controversy after telling Somali-born US Representative Ilhan Omar to “go back” to her country.

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