Population: 10,428,043
Capital: Mogadishu
Heads of govt: President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo); Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire
Next elections: 2020/2021

Summary of Latest Report - Somalia

  • 20191107 Somalia Situational Analysis, Oct 24 – Nov 06, 2019

    Security developments

    - Targeted attacks, uptick in criminality and protests in Mogadishu

    - Asymmetric attacks target security forces in Lower Shabelle

    - Lower Shabelle Deputy Governor killed in Afgoye grenade attack; IED targets convoy on Siinka Dheer, Afgoye Corridor

    - Al-Shabaab exploits floods to plan attacks in Middle Shabelle, Bay and Hiraan;

    - UN: At least 370,000 displaced by floods

    - Court convicts Mahas District Commissioner for murder of his deputy in collusion with al-Shabaab

    - US airstrike targets ISIS position in Bari region

    - Reports of militia attacks in Borama, Awdal; Foreign contractors briefly abducted in Sahil region

    - ISIS Somalia and other affiliates pledge allegiance to new ISIS leader

    - Al-Shabaab Emir features in propaganda video about Ballidogle military base attack

    Political developments

    - Somalia Sanctions Chair calls for updated sanctions;

    - FGS criticised for non-cooperation with Panel of Experts

    - Shooting incident involving Speaker’s militia outside Puntland parliament, Garowe;

    - Puntland speaker ousted in parliamentary motion

    - Galmudug political tensions continue amid federal forces taking control of key towns

    - Gedo government officials reportedly detained in Ethiopia

    - Cabinet approves salary increment for armed forces

    - Opposition coalition elects former president Sheikh Sharif Ahmed as chair

    - FlyDubai raises concerns regarding Hargeisa Egal International Airport


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