Latest update: 12/09/2012
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud named Somali President
Somalia has reached a huge milestone since the collapse of its government in 1991. A country known for its two decades of lawlessness, it now has a new constitution and President that are internationally recognised. It's a huge change from the days when government ministers were forced to live in exile and extreme Islamists had control of the capital, Mogadishu. But slowly, with the help of African Union troops, Somalia is changing.