Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya; Arabic: جمهورية الصومال الفيدرالية, translit. Jumhūrīyah aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fīdirālīyah, is a country with its territory located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti and Somaliland to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It is separated from Socotra by the Guardafui Channel in the northeast and from the Seychelles by the Somali Sea. 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.
The U.S. military may be guilty of war crimes for killing large numbers of civilians in a sharply stepped-up campaign of air strikes in Somalia over the past two years, Amnesty International said. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed..
A suicide-bomb attack on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 29 people, and injured more than 80. Security forces are still trying to dislodge the Al Shabaab militants from a nearby building. Lucy..
Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to Congress and the the first woman to wear a hijab in the U.S. House, has come under fire for an anti-Israel tweet sent in 2012, long before making..