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According to physicscat, Somalia is a country located in East Africa bordered by Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya. It has a long coastline along the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. The climate is mostly hot and dry with two rainy seasons. The population of Somalia is estimated to be around 10 million people, most of whom are Somali ethnic group. The official language is Somali and the currency is the Somali shilling. The economy of Somalia relies heavily on livestock production and fishing, as well as remittances from abroad. However, due to the civil war that has been going on since 1991, economic activity has been limited and poverty remains high. In 2013, the World Bank estimated that 47% of Somalis live below the poverty line. Additionally, unemployment is high with an estimated 60% of young people unemployed in 2013. In 2013, Somalia was still in a state of political instability due to ongoing conflict between government forces and Islamist militia groups such as Al-Shabab. This resulted in a lack of security for citizens throughout Somalia which was further exacerbated by frequent droughts leading to food insecurity. Despite this instability international aid organizations have continued to provide support for basic needs such as food, water and healthcare in an effort to improve conditions for citizens throughout the country. In 2014, Somalia was a country located in the Horn of Africa and bordered by Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. It had an area of 637,657 square kilometers and a population of around 10 million people. The official language of Somalia was Somali with Arabic also spoken widely by many people. Politically, Somalia was a presidential republic with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as its democratically elected leader since 2012. Somalia had a very weak economy in 2014 with a GDP growth rate of -1.1% and an inflation rate of 11%. Its main industries at the time included agriculture and herding, fishing, services such as transportation and banking as well as remittances from abroad which made up around 25% of its total income. In addition to having weak economic fundamentals, Somalia also lacked much in terms of human development indicators such as life expectancy, access to education and per capita income which were all among some of the lowest in the world. In terms of education levels in 2014, Somalia had achieved very low enrollment rates for both primary and secondary schools with literacy rates standing at just 38%. This low level of educational attainment was mainly attributed to the country’s lack of investment in public education which ensured that many citizens did not have access to quality schooling regardless their socio-economic status or gender. Furthermore, this lack of commitment to education also extended into tertiary institutions which saw few students from outside the country choosing Somalia as their study destination due to its high tuition fees and low quality standards when compared to other developed countries. Check cheeroutdoor for Somalia Business.

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Somalia Government and Politics

State and politics In 1991, no other country has suffered such a collapse as Somalia since 1991, when President Mohammad Siyad Barre was deposed and fled the country. The 1979 Constitution was put into...