Somalia. Capital: Mogadishu. Somalia is located in eastern
Africa, east of Ethiopia. It borders the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
Somalia has not had a functioning central government since 1991. Somaliland
and Puntland have emerged as semi-autonomous regions. A Transitional
National Government was created in 2000 with a three-year mandate to create
a permanent national government
Last updated April 26, 2006.