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: 12,316,895 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • 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.