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 - Sep 19, 2020: Al-Shabaab Attacks Intensify As Election Looms - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[DW] In the past week alone, Somalia has been the scene of over a dozen deadly terror attacks by al-Shabab. The Islamist militant group is seen to be bent on thwarting the forthcoming elections in the Horn of Africa country.
- Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Somali President Appoints Political Newcomer As PM, After Nearly 2 Months of Delay - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, 54 days after the former prime minister Hassan Ali Kheire was ousted by the parliament in a no-confidence vote.
- Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Regional State Minister Shot Dead in Jowhar - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Hirshabelle regional state minister for religious and endowment affairs has been killed on Thursday evening, the second Hirshabelle in a month.
- Fri - Sep 18, 2020: President Names New Prime Minister - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[East African] Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo has appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble as the new prime minister, replacing Hassan Khaire who was ousted in a no-confidence vote on July 25.
- Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Al-Shabaab Militant Jailed for Attack On U.S. Base in Kenya - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Shabelle] A military court in Somalia has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in a deadly attack on a US base in Kenya.