The capital had been Kebri Dahar (Qabridahare) until 1992, when it was moved to Gode.On April 1994, the capital was moved to Jijiga on account of political considerations.

Other major languages included Oromifa (2.24%), Amharic (0.92%), and Gurage (0.033%).

98.7% of the population were Muslim, 0.9% Orthodox Christian, and 0.3% are followers of other religions.

include the following: 71.8% of the inhabitants fall into the lowest wealth quintile; adult literacy for men is 22% and for women 9.8%; and the Regional infant mortality rate is 57 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, which is less than the nationwide average of 77; at least half of these deaths occurred in the infants’ first month of life.

The CSA of Ethiopia estimated in 2005 that farmers in the Somali Region had a total of 459,720 cattle (representing 1.19%% of Ethiopia's total cattle), 463,000 sheep (2.66%), 650,970 goats (5.02%), 91,550 donkey (3.66%), 165,260 camels (36.2%), 154,670 poultry of all species (0.5%), and 5,330 beehives (0.12%).

This amount confirms our team’s departure for Burkina Faso from February 7th to 21st, 2014 where the children of Ouagadougou are already expecting us with great anticipation.

Many thanks to all of you, loyal friends and partners of our mission!

In this revealing Amharic presentation 7 largely unexplained facts about female genitalia are explored.

Although some of the 7 topics about the vagina might be difficult to discuss this video’s aim is clear in that it is part of the organizer’s ‘Health tips section’.

The state borders the Ethiopian regions of Oromia, Afar and Dire Dawa (Diridhawa) to the west, as well as Djibouti to the north, Somalia to the north, east and south, and Kenya to the south-west.