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:
- Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Why Amisom Should Stay Longer but With a Modified Mandate - Kibochi - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[East African] A longer but modified term of stay will help the African Union Mission in Somalia, Amisom, address issues that have in the past led to a resurgence of the al-Shabaab.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Federal-Style State Module Revisited as Somalia Votes - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[East African] As Somalia prepares for parliamentary and presidential elections, federalism remains unresolved.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Four Footballers Killed in Blast - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] Four local footballers in Somalia were killed when a powerful explosion ripped through their bus on Friday in what the country's president branded a "barbaric terror attack".
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Somalia Minister Mohmaud Ibrahim Sues Canadian Journalist Over 'Plot' to Kill Him - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] Somalia's Finance minister Mohmaud Hayir Ibrahim has accused a Canadian journalist and a non-governmental organisation of hacking his email and plotting to kill him, amid investigations into illegal fishing in the country's Indian Ocean coastline.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: U.S. Military Targets Al-Shabaab With More Airstrikes - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[VOA] The United States military has confirmed that it carried out another airstrike against al-Shabab militants, its third in less than two weeks.