COAT OF ARMS
Government: Federal Parliamentary Government
Current President: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
Population: 11,757,124 (2020)
Land Size: 637,657 sq km (246,201 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sat - Nov 28, 2020: 7 Killed Inside Ice Cream Parlour in Mogadishu - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] At least seven people have died and more than ten others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a restaurant called gelato Devino on Friday night.
- Sat - Nov 28, 2020: International Relations and Cooperation On Security Council Briefing On the Situation in Somalia - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Govt of SA] A3 + 1 Joint Statement delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila of the Permanent Mission of South Africa, to the United Nations, during the Security Council briefing on the situation in Somalia, 23 November 2020
- Sat - Nov 28, 2020: U.S. Defence Auditor Warns Somalia Still 'Too Weak' to Stand On Its Own - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] Somalia's security forces may still be too weak to stand on their own, an independent auditor of the US Defence said on Wednesday, warning of a possible resurgence of militant group al-Shabaab.
- Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Joins Africom Commander on Visit to Somalia and Djibouti - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Africom] Djibouti -- U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, was joined by acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on a multi-day trip Nov. 25-27 to Djibouti and Somalia.
- Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Somalia's Opposition Calls for Dissolution of Electoral Teams - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] More than a dozen Somali politicians seeking to unseat President Mohamed Farmaajo have demanded a total overhaul of the electoral committees charged with conducting the planned polls.