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 - Aug 18, 2017: Telecom Ministries of Somalia and Djibouti Agree On Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Dalsan Radio] Djibouti -The ministers of posts and telecommunications of Somalia and Djibouti, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan and H.E. Abdi Youssouf Sougueh, have issued a joint statement on a four-day official visit of Somalia minister to Djibouti.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: U.S. Says Airstrikes Kill 7 Al-Shabaab Fighters - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [VOA] The U.S. military says seven al-Shabab militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Somalia.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Jubaland President Expected at Garissa Governor Inauguration - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Nation] Somalia's Jubaland Federal State President Ahmed Madobe is among prominent leaders invited for Garissa governor-elect Ali Korane inauguration slated for Monday.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: A Somali National Shot Dead in Washington - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] Hussein Hassan, the 46-year-old Muslim refugee from Somalia who was shot dead by police while attacking and trying to behead a uniformed officer Sunday in Kennewick, Washington, had assaulted another cop less than a year before.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: WHO Calls for Urgent Support to Combat Measles Outbreak - AllAfrica News: Somalia
    [Shabelle] WHO and its health partners urgently need support in response to a measles outbreak in Somalia, according to a press release.