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Somalia, a nation in East Africa, has faced its fair share of struggles in recent decades. After the central government collapsed in 1991, the country lacked unified leadership for years. However, a turning point came in 2012 with the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS).

Think of the FGS as a team working to rebuild and run the country. This team has two main parts: the President, who acts like the captain, and the parliament, a group of representatives who make important decisions, similar to a team’s coaches. The President then chooses a Prime Minister, who acts like the team manager, leading the day-to-day operations with the help of a group called the Council of Ministers.

Achieving peace and stability is a marathon, not a sprint. While the FGS is internationally recognized and represents a major step forward, challenges exist. One such challenge is the relationship with Somaliland, a region in the northwest that declared independence in 1991. Although not yet formally recognized internationally, Somaliland maintains its claim to be a separate country, making the situation complex.

Despite the ongoing complexities, the FGS has brought a renewed sense of hope to Somalia. It represents the collective effort of the Somali people to build a stable and unified nation, paving the way for a brighter future. However, continued efforts are necessary to tackle existing challenges and create a peaceful and prosperous Somalia for all.