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An orange-bearded jihadi general is leading the Islamic State militant group’s growth in the failed East African state of Somalia after defecting from the rival Al-Shabab group. Abdul Nadir Mumin, a Somali native who …
News Week · 1 hour ago
Rossella Marangio is sure that the security situation and the statebuilding process in Somalia have significantly improved in recent years. However, the path towards stabilization and peace remains troubled, as …
ISN ETH Zurlch · 3 hours ago
In less than nine months’ time, the African Union’s military mission in Somalia will have been in the troubled country for a decade. In that time, hundreds of soldiers from across Africa have been killed fighting …
RBC Radio · 12 hours ago
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Fifteen years ago, he was working for the mayor of Washington, trying to turn around crime-ridden neighborhoods and a failing school system. Now, Abdusalam Omer is trying to turn around a …
Washington Post · ByKevin Sieff · 4/26/2016
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ReliefWeb · 8 hours ago
A British Islamic State leader has set up a base in Somalia to extend its influence in the Horn of Africa for the first time. Somali commanders have urged the international community to help crush the operation, amid growing fears he may have forged ...
Sky News HD · 59 minutes ago
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She visited her parents' native Somalia a few years ago, where she was welcomed with open arms. "Anyone I was introduced to would point to the ground and say 'dhulkaan waa dhulkaaga,' this land is your land," she …
People · 3 hours ago
The United Nations says 1.7 million people - many of them nomadic - need aid in Somaliland and Puntland, Somalia's two semi-autonomous regions in the north. Griffin said there was a "terrible sense of deja vu" in the …
The Business Insider · 22 minutes ago
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Fifteen years ago, he was working for the mayor of Washington, trying to turn around crime-ridden neighborhoods and a failing school system. Now, Abdusalam Omer is trying to turn around a …
Stars and Stripes · 1 day ago
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Mogadishu — Somalia lawmaker Aden Ibrahim Dhayow escaped death narrowly on Tuesday evening after gunmen who are believed to be Al-Shabaab militants attacked him in his Mogadishu house and injured five of his …
AllAfrica · 10 hours ago
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Somalia

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djib…
Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.
  • Founded: Jun 26, 1960
  • Population: 10.52 million (2014)
  • GDP: $5.90 billion USD (2010)
  • Area: 246,201 sq miles (637,657 km²)
  • Calling code: 252
  • Capital: Mogadishu
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