Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Is Somalia a country?

Answer: Yes, Somalia is a country located in the Africa. It is currently north of the equator along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Since its formation on July 1st, 1960, Somalia has been recognized by the rest of the world as a country.

  1. Who was Somalia colonized by?

The political entity we know was Somalia was made up of two territories. The area known as Italian Somaliland became autonomous in 1956 and then independent in 1960. Somalia formerly under the rule of Britain was granted independence in 1960.

  1. What is the current state of Somalia?

Currently, Somalia is under the presidential rule of Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud.  He is the currently the 8th sitting president of the country after receiving his appointment in 2012. His presidential election was successful showing the progression of the country.

  1. What is the state of media publications?

There is currently not a stable state of communications within the state. Journalists are frequently receiving pressure from governmental officials which cause conflict in the production of communications.

  1. Are there any visitor friendly locations?

Of course there is! This country is filled with natural beauty. There are a variety of destinations that are more than visitor friendly. Historical locations such as a number of museums are plenty within this area. Also, there are other destinations such as beaches, natural caves, and plenty more. Stay tuned to the blog to find out a couple of places you’d like to visit.

  1. If there any place that has specifically made it on your own personal bucket list?

I am personally looking forward to visiting Berbera Seaside. While researching Somalia, I was able to learn so much about it. It’s one of the few beaches worldwide that hasn’t succumbed to the wear and tear of tourism and corporate development. Living in America, beaches like these are far and few unless you are rich and famous.  I can’t wait to put my feet in the soft sands of Berbera Seaside while listening to the waves of the beautiful blue water.

  1. Who is the blog primarily for?

When creating this blog, I didn’t have a specific demographic in mind. I actually preferred to leave it open to anyone interested in learning about Somali history. The beauty of history is it isn’t limited to only a specific person. As long as you have an interest in learning and a love of history, this blog is perfect for you.

  1. Are there any other blogs you’d recommend?

I’d recommend any blogs that choose to provide an accurate picture of the places it details. A blog without an agenda that ensures to provide readers with further historical knowledge is always a great recommendation in my book.