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Country in the African continent

  • Somalia is a country that lies in the easternmost part of Africa.
  • Since the 1991 Somali Civil War, there has been no central government control over most of the country's territory.
  • The country is believed to be the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt.
  • In 1960, the Northern and Southern regions united to form an independent Somali Republic under a civilian government.
  • Mohamed Siad Barre seized power in 1969 and established the Somali Democratic Republic.
  • In 1991, Barre's government collapsed as the Somali Civil War broke out.
  • The northwestern part of the country remained relatively peaceful and self-declared itself as Somaliland but was still un-recognized.
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