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

  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: PM Meets With Chinese Foreign Minister in New York - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, pledging China's support for Somalia's development.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Kenya Committed to Stabilization of Somalia, Says FM - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Kenya is committed to the stabilisation of Somalia and calls upon development partners to support the country that has experienced more than two decades of instability, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: U.S. Boosts Aid for War Famines By U.S.$575 Million - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United States said Thursday it will spend another $575 million dollars to help the millions facing starvation and violence amid wars and unrest in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Somali PM Meets Qatar FM in New York - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani held a meeting with Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre, on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: AMISOM Concludes Security Training for Somali Security Officers - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] The AU Mission in Somalia has trained sixty officers from the Somali security forces in the prevention of recruitment and use of child soldiers in conflict.