COAT OF ARMS
Government: Federal Parliamentary Government
Current President: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
Population: 12,316,895 (2014)
Land Size: 637,657 sq km (246,201 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Wed - May 24, 2017: Somali PM to Visit Troops At Balli Doogle Airbase - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Shabelle] Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and a delegation he is leading is expected to pay a short visit to Lower Shabelle region, to boost moral of the troops fighting against Al shabaab.
- Wed - May 24, 2017: Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Bomb Attack in Bosaso - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Shabelle] The Islamic State Militants in Somalia have claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack in the port town of Bosaso on Tuesday evening, which left at least three people dead.
- Wed - May 24, 2017: Govt Condemns Manchester Terror Attack, Says Ready to Stand By UK - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has condemned the suspected terror attack in Manchester in United Kingdom where at least 22 killed and 59 others injured after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up outside the main Manchester Arena where a Monday night concert was taking place.
- Wed - May 24, 2017: Suicide Bomber Kills Two At Bosaso Security Checkpoint - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Shabelle] A witness says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a security checkpoint in Bosaso city located Somalia's northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing two people.
- Wed - May 24, 2017: Soldiers Exchange Gunfire in Mogadishu - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Shabelle] Soldiers within Somali security force have engaged gunfire in Mogadishu on Tuesday, the latest in series of infighting in the Somali capital.