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Capital: Mogadishu

Government: Federal Parliamentary Government

Current President: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed


  • 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: 11,259,029 (2018)

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)

  • Sunni Muslim


  • Somali (official)
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • English



  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Country Reports First COVID-19 Death as Cases Rise to 12 - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Nation] Mogadishu -Somalia's Federal Health Minister, Dr Fawzia Abikar Nur, on Wednesday night confirmed the country's first death due to the coronavirus and announced four more confirmed cases, raising the number to 12.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Corona Virus Panic Hits Somalia As Unquarantined Patient Dies And 2 Health Ministry Officials Test Positive - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Somalia government has confirmed that 2 Health Ministry officials have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Somali Journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin Says There Is 'Nobody to Trust' for COVID-19 Information - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [CPJ] Somali freelance journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin has covered the news for 17 years, spending much of that time in one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist. Since CPJ started keeping records in 1992, at least 69 journalists have been killed in Somalia for their work.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: At Least 50 Civilians Killed in Interclan Clashes As Decades-Long Conflicts Persist - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Somalia as a society has been largely defined by two key pillars clan identity and religion and as such the society is either divided or united by the two. The Somalian civil war had its inception on complex clan dynamics and interclan rivalries that have shaped politics and societal hierarchy. Al Shabaab which has taken center stage in Somalia's politics and security, has historically claimed to transcend clan politics but in actuality, the militancy exploits clan dynamics to advance its agenda a move tha
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: How Kenya and Somalia's Long-Simmering Territorial Dispute Threatens to Boil Over - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] A 62,000-square-mile triangle of the Indian Ocean is driving a wedge in the Horn of Africa. For years, Kenya and Somalia have been at odds over the pie-shaped slice of the sea, to which each lays a claim and which is believed to contain sizable oil and gas deposits. But tensions between the two have been rising in recent months and are magnifying a standoff between Somalia's central government and the semiautonomous Jubbaland region, in the country's south.