somalia

Capital: Mogadishu

Population estimate: 14.32 million

Area: 637, 657 square kilometers.

Independence day: 1 July 1960

President: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo)

Main community: Somali

Official languages: Somali, Arabic

Other languages: Italian, English

Key issues:Terrorism (al Shabab, ISIL), clan feuds, conflicts between federal and regional governments, territorial disputes with Ethiopia, piracy

Interesting fact: Somalia is the most homogenous country in the greater Horn of Africa region

In brief

Somalia government blocks Robow’s run for presidency

Somalia government blocks Robow’s run for presidency

Monday October 1, 2018 – Friday October 5, 2018
President Farmaajo attends soccer match at Banadir stadium, urges people to maintain peace
More calls to end FGM after Somali girl’s death

More calls to end FGM after Somali girl’s death

Monday September 17, 2018 – Friday September 21, 2018
Suicide car bomb kills 6 in Mogadishu

Suicide car bomb kills 6 in Mogadishu

Monday, September 3, 2018 – Friday, September 7, 2018
Al Shabab militia strike again killing several

Al Shabab militia strike again killing several

Monday, September 10, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018

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