Somalia (1960-2000)


Somalia’s first anthem, in use from independence in 1960 until 2000 has no words. The composer of the music also wrote the anthem for Benito Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship in Italy, the Somali anthem possibly dates from this time, as it was governed by Italy until 1941, and was then under an Italian-administered UN Trusteeship until independence in 1960.