Tagged: Somalia

Somalia, situated in the Horn of Africa, has experienced a complex socio-political landscape marked by decades of conflict, instability, and humanitarian challenges. With an estimated population exceeding 15 million, the capital city, Mogadishu, serves as the political and economic center. The political system is characterized by a federal parliamentary republic, and key political entities include the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), regional administrations, and various clan-based factions. Somalia has grappled with state collapse since the overthrow of Siad Barre’s regime in 1991, leading to a power vacuum filled by clan-based militias and, later, the rise of extremist groups like Al-Shabaab. The political process involves numerous stakeholders, with international efforts focused on supporting state-building, security sector reform, and humanitarian assistance. While the FGS, led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, endeavors to establish stability, issues like corruption, political fragmentation, and ongoing security threats pose considerable challenges. Somalia’s economy is primarily agrarian and dependent on livestock, with remittances from the Somali diaspora playing a significant role. The country has faced recurrent droughts, famine, and displacement, exacerbating humanitarian concerns. Cultural diversity is inherent in Somalia, with a complex clan system influencing social structures. The Somali people have a rich oral tradition, expressed through poetry, music, and storytelling. Despite the challenging circumstances, efforts towards rebuilding and development persist, with international organizations and neighboring countries contributing to peacekeeping missions and capacity-building initiatives. Somalia’s strategic location along the Gulf of Aden has also made it a focal point for international maritime security. As Somalia navigates its path towards recovery and stability, the collaboration between the federal government, regional authorities, and international partners remains crucial for addressing the multifaceted issues impeding progress, fostering economic growth, and ensuring the well-being of its diverse population. GETZIPCODES: Features democracy and rights of Somalia.

Somalia Population 2014

Somalia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Somalia. In January, in the autonomous Puntland, Parliament elected a new president. In the third round of voting, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali received one vote more than the incumbent President, Abdirahman Mohamed Farole....