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Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The country is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest.
See also: Somaliland


Our standard dataset contains 585 entities connected with Somalia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Somalia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 308 entities identified as PEPs connected with Somalia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation1--
Minister of Air & Land Transport1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education & Higher Education1--
Minister of Endowments & Religion1--
Minister of Energy & Water1--
Minister of Environment & Climate Change1--
Minister of Finance12-
Minister of Fisheries & Maritime Resources1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Information111
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Internal Security1--
Minister of Justice & Constitution1--
Minister of Labor & Employment1--
Minister of Livestock1--
Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources1--
Minister of Planning & Investment1--
Minister of Ports & Transport1--
Minister of Posts & Communications1--
Minister of Public Works & Housing1--
Minister of Trade & Industry1--
Minister of Women & Human Rights11-
Minister of Youth & Sports1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of the People--203
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia-11
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Somalia-1-
ambassador of Somalia to Italy--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
somali ambassador--1

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Somalia)-16-
Member of the House of the People of Somalia-87
Prime Minister of Somalia-131
Minister of Defence of Somalia-72
President of Somalia-7-
Speaker of the House of the People-5-
Minister of Justice-31
Minister of Labor and social affairs-4-
Minister of Religious Affairs-31
Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia-21
Minister of Commerce and Industry-21
Minister of Education-21
Minister of Health and Social Care-11
Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and reconciliation-11
First Lady of Somalia-1-
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...