A few years ago, when it was still a relatively new industry, the Somali Mining Industry Association had only about 250 members.
Today, it has more than a million members and more than 15,000 companies employing more than 4,000 people.
Its president, Muhammad Abdul Kareem, has been in the industry for 22 years.
Here’s how he sees the challenges facing Somali miners today.1.
Somalia’s economy is not growing quickly.
The number of people in the country has grown by more than 10 percent annually since the early 1990s.
But despite this, the country’s GDP per capita is still just $1,500.
The unemployment rate is 25 percent, with more than 20 percent of the population in poverty.2.
Somalia is the only country in the region that has not had a successful coup.
Somalia experienced a coup attempt in 1996.
In that coup, Somali leader Mohamed Siad Barrese was killed, but his successor, Ali Abdullahi Mohamed, was not.
That puts the country on the path to one of the longest civil wars in the world.3.
Somalia was never a state, and the country was not ruled by a central government.
Its main source of revenue comes from the oil fields in the Horn of Africa.
But Somalia’s main export is wool, which accounts for 70 percent of its economy.4.
Somalia has a history of instability.
Somali political leaders have not always been united and have been able to compromise with the military to manage the country.
They have had to negotiate the withdrawal of troops in exchange for political concessions, but it has not always worked out.5.
Somali women face more harassment than their men in the mines.
Some women work in dangerous conditions and have to hide their faces to protect themselves.
Somali men are not allowed to wear masks in the mining industry.6.
The industry has become more lucrative, but not without risks.
Somali mining is one of only a few industries in the Middle East that relies on foreign investment.
Most foreign companies have not bothered investing in the African country, even though Somali exports have risen dramatically in recent years.
The mining industry is growing slowly.
Somali mines are often located in mountainous areas where they have to negotiate with the authorities.
They also face high costs and risks.
The average wage is only $3.50 per month, but most people work long hours, often working for days at a time.8.
Somali workers are not paid the same as their Western counterparts.
Somali wages are lower than those in Western countries.
In Somalia, miners are required to take an average of $200 in government benefits to make ends meet.
But the average wage in the oil and mineral sector in Somalia is just $3 per month.9.
The country’s infrastructure is crumbling.
The infrastructure for the oil industry is being damaged and there are many roadblocks to accessing the fields.
In some parts of the country, mining operations are still inaccessible due to landslides and mudslides.10.
Mining is an expensive business.
In the 1970s, Somalia produced almost 50 percent of all the oil produced in the entire world.
Now, its production is just 5 percent.
That means the government has to spend $1.8 billion a year just to keep the industry going.