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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: President Conducts a Working Visit in Eritrea - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabait] Asmara -President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed of the Republic of Somalia arrived in Asmara in the early morning hour of today, 24 April, for a working visit in Eritrea.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Somali President Pays His Second Visit to Eritrea Since 2018 - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo" arrived in Asmara for a working visit in early morning hours today.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats Off Somalia - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: NISA Says Senior Al-Shabaab Commander Surrendered to Government - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said on Tuesday evening that a senior al-Shabab official has surrendered to the government forces.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Three Wounded in Landmine Explosion in Bosaso City - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] At least Three security guards were wounded when an inland explosive device targeted the car of Bari regional governor in Bosasso, Puntland regional state of Somalia on Tuesday.