Mogadishu (SOMALI MAGAZINE) Somalia on Sunday marked the 61st Anniversary of the Independence Day in the country and overseas with a new government in place.
President Hassan Sh. Mohamud congratulated the Somali people, wherever they are, on the 62nd anniversary of Independence day of June 26,2020, urging them to be united to stand for the country facing impacts of the droughts and difficult livelihoods.
The President did not appear at public event to mark the Independence Day because of the quarantine for the Covid-19 pandemic as he was tested positive two days ago.
Speaker of the Parliament, Sheikh Aden Mohamed Nur ‘Madobe’, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, former Prime Minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble and Presidents of regional states shared congratulations on the Independence to the public.
Somalia is now in week of Independence because northern regions of Somalia(Somaliland) gained the independence from the British colony of June 26, 1960 while southern regions got independence on July 1st the same year and joined together then built Republic of Somalia.