If you had plans to enjoy King Sunny Ade at The Cedar Cultural Center on July 13th, you’ll need to make new plans. Due to a worldwide computer system breakdown within The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Consulates have been unable to issue visas. This is a worldwide problem, not specific to only a few consulates, and affecting both immigrant and non-immigrant processing. Travel.state.gov reports, “Our team continues to work 24/7 to restore the systems to full functionality.”
Visas have been and will be issued for “urgent humanitarian cases,” but the backlog is deep. Because of the uncertainty, King Sunny Ade has cancelled his remaining tour in both Canada and the United States.
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Susan is based in Minneapolis and reports on general assignments for Mshale with a focus on entertainment. In addition to reporting, she is also a writer, poet, teacher and coach.
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