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:
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Somalia Rejects Ex-Ghanaian President As AU Envoy, Blames Kenya Again - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] Somalia has rejected the appointment of former Ghanaian President John Mahama as African Union's (AU) special envoy to help mediate its political impasse with Kenya.
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Somalia Learnt of Kenya Flight Ban From Media, Minister Says - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] Somalia on Tuesday night said it will issue an appropriate reaction to Kenya's suspension of flights between the two countries.
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Amisom to Get Mandate Extension to December - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[East African] The African Union says its mission in Somalia, commonly known as Amisom, will get an extension on its mandate to December 31 this year, ending security uncertainties as the country heads to elections.
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Days After Diplomatic Ties Restored, Kenya Suspends Flights to and From Somalia - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[VOA] Kenya has suspended flights to and from Somalia, just days after the countries restored diplomatic ties after a five-month break.
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Suluhu Visit to Kenya, Somalia Action Improve Ties - AllAfrica News: Somalia
[Nation] Kenya closed the week with good news in diplomatic circles with Tanzania and Somalia pledging to strengthen bilateral relations with Nairobi.