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: 11,259,029 (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)
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim

Language(s):

  • Somali (official)
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • English

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Foreign Interests Blamed in Escalating Row With Somalia - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Nation] The Kenyan government is making fresh efforts to negotiate with Somalia as a way of ending the maritime conflict between the two countries after the collapse of previous talks, senior government officials have told the Sunday Nation.
  • Sun - Jun 16, 2019: Somali Civilians, Kenyan Police Officers Killed in Blasts - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Deutsche Welle] A series of explosions have claimed the lives of Kenyan police officers and Somali civilians. The attacks, claimed by al-Shabab jihadists, came after a rival militia executed a group of civilians.
  • Sat - Jun 15, 2019: Media Watchdog Announces Date of General Assembly Meeting - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] As the term of NUSOJ governing team ends, the outgoing leadership of National Union of Somali Journalists has today officially set a date for the General Assembly kick off.
  • Sat - Jun 15, 2019: Explosion Kills Eight, Injures 16 in Mogadishu - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said.
  • Sat - Jun 15, 2019: Amisom Holds Blood Donation Drive to Mark World Blood Donor Day - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Ugandan solideirs serving under the African Union Mision in Somalia (MISOM) donate blood at AMISOM sector one headquarters during World Blood Donation Day in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 14 Juune 2019. AMISOM Photo