Somalia has the longest coastline of all nations on the African mainland, but for years, the absence of a functional state meant it was pirates more than formal traders who ruled the seas off the East African nation. More recently, the country on the Horn of Africa has witnessed the first signs of governance, with rebels losing ground in a bloody civil war, and piracy off its coast has declined. But Somalia remains one of the world's poorest nations.
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