Country briefing: Somalia

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Somalia 
A compilation from multiple sources

Online news sources for Somalia


Basic information

CIA World Factbook - Somalia

BBC country profile - Somalia

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Somalia 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Somali shilling (SOS) 

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music 

More about the flag of Somalia


History and politics

Somalia timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

Constitutional background

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

International Crisis Group 
Recent reports on Somalia

Documents 
Historical and political texts relating to Somalia


Travel

US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Somalia

Electricity, plugs and sockets 


Economy

World Bank: Somalia 
Comprehensive economic data

Somalia and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Somalia
FAO country profile