Perhaps Somalia isn't even a country, more of a lawless land with no hope of a better future. Somalia is run by pirates and warlords and has virtually no economy other than a black market and drug based economy.

Recently the country has become noticed for it constant pirate attacks on passing international vessels. This is one way the Somalis exploit the absence of government in their nation.

Several African neighbors and the U.S. have attempted to establish a government but the government has dissipated almost completely leaving the nation to once again be economically unstable and war torn.

Perhaps the avg. life expectancy of the nation says it all, 49 years. The country, like most African nations, also has AIDs and Malaria which have killed hundreds of thousands in recent years.