The camp was established in 1991 as a temporary refuge for around 90,000 people fleeing Somalia’s civil war. Today it is home to half a million. At first, I was blown away by the fact of its existence: How could this place …
New York Times · 45 minutes ago
Refugee Crisis
In-depth coverage >
Swaziland shed a goal-shy FIFA World Cup™ record by trouncing Djibouti 6-0 in a first round, first leg Russia 2018 qualifier. The southern Africa team had scored just twice in seven previous away preliminary games …
FIFA · 6 hours ago
Somalia’s Federal Cabinet has unanimously approved the rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, which provides a comprehensive legal protection for persons with disabilities (PWDs). This Act allows provisions for the …
Horseed Media · 10 hours ago
More from Bing News
Nairobi (HAN) October 10, 2015 – Breaking News – Public Diplomacy and Regional Maritime Security News. The oil agency of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region rejected a United Nations-proposed … · 6 hours ago
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — While revelations swirl of FIFA executives in expensive suits taking millions in bribes to award money-spinning World Cups, some of the poorest teams face near-impossible challenges …
Yahoo News · 1 day ago
For the first time since 2008, Iraq isn’t at the top of Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual Impunity Index. The annual report details countries where journalists are killed with no resulting convictions. This year, the …
Poynter. · 1 day ago
Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai on Thursday said Somalia’s decision to take Kenya to court over the two countries’ maritime boundary shows that the former is not fully appreciative of the “exceptional … · 17 hours ago
A six-month investigation by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has cast light on the shadowy world of hostage negotiations, revealing how some governments negotiate with armed groups and pay cash ransoms. In one …
Al JAZEERA · 19 hours ago
Hostage Business
In the past two months the al Qaeda-aligned group has stormed an African Union (AU) peacekeeping base and recaptured several small towns from retreating Somali soldiers in Lower Shabelle region south of the capital …
Reuters · ByDrazen Jorgic · 1 day ago
Somali soldiers
Niger have taken take command of their 2018 World Cup preliminary round qualifier against Somalia by winning Friday's first leg 2-0. Moussa Maazou struck both goals in the space of four minutes in the second half.
BBC · 12 hours ago


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 the continent'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: 10.43 million (2014)
  • GDP: $5.90 billion USD (2010)
  • Area: 246,201 sq miles (637,657 km²)
  • Calling code: 252
  • Capital: Mogadishu
Data from: Wikipedia · Freebase