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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Waruru Dedicates Gong to Soldiers in Somalia - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Capital FM] Nakuru -Ulinzi Stars forward Stephen Waruru has dedicated his April Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa player of the month award to Kenya Defense Forces soldiers at the war front in Somalia, Southern Sudan and Sudan.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Farmaajo Back in Uganda 7 Years After His Resignation As PM - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo jas arrived in the Uganda capital Kampala for a UN refugee summit seven years after resigning as a Prime Minister.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Firm Calls for More Aid for Starving Somalis - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Nation] A leading money transfer firm has rallied corporates, individuals and governments to join hands and support thousands of Somalis hit by prolonged drought.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Galmudug and Puntland Sign Peace Deal in Galkayo - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Puntland and Galmudug states have signed a new peace deal in Galkayo town, the headquarters of Mudug region in central Somalia following Federal govt-brokered talks.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Jubbaland Leader Accused of Arming Al-Shabaab - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Mohamed Ali Yusuf, a lawmaker who was forced out of Jubbaland parliament has accused the state's President Ahmed Madobe of sending arms to the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab group.