Somalia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Mogadishu

Government: Federal Parliamentary Government

Current President: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Economy:

  • Informal economy largely based on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications.
  • Agriculture is the most important sector with livestock normally accounting for about 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings.
  • Principle exports include: livestock, hides, fish, charcoal, and bananas.

Population: 11,757,124 (2020)

Land Size: 637,657 sq km (246,201 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Somali: 85%
  • Bantu and other non-Somali: 15% (including 30,000 Arabs)
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim

Language(s):

  • Somali (official)
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • English

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RECENT NEWS

  • Sat - Sep 19, 2020: Al-Shabaab Attacks Intensify As Election Looms - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [DW] In the past week alone, Somalia has been the scene of over a dozen deadly terror attacks by al-Shabab. The Islamist militant group is seen to be bent on thwarting the forthcoming elections in the Horn of Africa country.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Somali President Appoints Political Newcomer As PM, After Nearly 2 Months of Delay - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, 54 days after the former prime minister Hassan Ali Kheire was ousted by the parliament in a no-confidence vote.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Regional State Minister Shot Dead in Jowhar - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Hirshabelle regional state minister for religious and endowment affairs has been killed on Thursday evening, the second Hirshabelle in a month.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: President Names New Prime Minister - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [East African] Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo has appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble as the new prime minister, replacing Hassan Khaire who was ousted in a no-confidence vote on July 25.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Al-Shabaab Militant Jailed for Attack On U.S. Base in Kenya - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] A military court in Somalia has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in a deadly attack on a US base in Kenya.