Somalia

About Somalia

Capital: Mogadishu
Population estimate: 14.32 million
Area: 637, 657 square kilometers.
Borders: Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya
Independence Day: July 1, 1960
President: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo)
Major Religion:  Islam
Other Common Religions: Christianity
Currency:  Somali Shilling
Key Challenges: 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

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Country Analysis

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December 2018

Background Despite years of international efforts and billions of dollars spent, sustainable peace, security, and stability remain elusive in Somalia ...
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