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  Somalia - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال;, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa.
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator between the Gulf of Aden on the north and Indian Ocean on the east.
Somalia has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, with 10% of children dying at birth and 25% of those surviving birth dying before age five.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/o/m/Somalia.html   (2048 words)

 Why War? Keywords: Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Somalia is an African country that exists solely in a de jure capacity.
Somalia has no recognized central government authority, president, national currency, or any other feature associated with a well-established nation state.
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator between the Gulf of Aden on the north and Indian Ocean on the west.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/places/somalia   (1287 words)

 Somalia Flag,Somalia Map, Somalia Culture : SphereInfo.com
Somalia, situated in the Horn of Africa, lies along the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
Somalia developed from a string of Arab sultanates along the northeast coast of Africa, which in turn had grown up from trading posts established from the 17th century onwards.
Somalia acknowledged defeat in an eight-month war against the Ethiopians that year, having lost much of its 32,000-man army and most of its tanks and planes.
www.sphereinfo.com /somalia   (1306 words)

Somalia is attempting to stabilize many of the internal conflicts that continue to prevail in the country along with attempting to create a political ideology and a foreign policy.
In Somalia, it is not at all unusual for a poor and uneducated nomad to approach a high government official as an equal and engage him in a discussion about the affairs of state.
Somalia is a nation that has been shaped by numerous events that range from its early colonization to the external events of the Cold War.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~jmroth/index.htm   (4276 words)

 Culture of Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Almost all Somalis are Sunni Muslims and Islam is vitally important to the Somali sense of national identity, though traces of pre-Islamic traditional religion exist in Somalia.
In a nomadic culture, where one's possessions are frequently moved, there is little reason for the plastic arts to be highly developed.
Somalia · South Africa · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Somalia   (851 words)

 Somalia: culture, chaos and clans - The Somalia Affair - CBC Archives
Somalia: culture, chaos and clans - The Somalia Affair - CBC Archives
At one time, Somalia was highly coveted for its geographical location, situated near oil wells in the Persian Gulf and along the ship routes from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea.
But, in 1977 Somalia engaged in a border dispute with Ethiopia and the Soviet superpower dropped their alliance.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-71-723-4302/conflict_war/somalia/clip1   (477 words)

 Somalia: somalia news, ethiopia somalia, bbc somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, Aṣ-Ṣuumaal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation at the Horn of Africa in East Africa.
Somalia and Ethiopia fought a bitter war in 1977-78 over the Somali province of Ogaden, which has been ruled by the Ethiopians since the partition of Somali lands in the first half of the 20th century.
In the southeastern interior, Jubaland and Southwestern Somalia have both joined the Baidoa government, and its leaders are part of the Baidoa parliament.
advantacell.com /wiki/Somalia   (3519 words)

 Islamic Fundamentalism in Somalia: its nature and implications
Islamic fundamentalism in Somalia cannot be fully understood outside the context of international Islamic terrorist grouping and the post 1991 stateless situation in Somalia.
They speak of their movement as an ideology and not a religion; the target is the state and not the clergy and espouse an islamic republic as an end goal.
Support should be given to the realistic regional peace initiatives on Somalia which were stifled by the UN and the Arta process which also led to the planting not only of unrepresentative but also an extremist terrorist government in Mogadishu.
www.somaliawatch.org /archivesep01/011128401.htm   (1777 words)

 Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال‎ translit: as-Suumaal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is located on the Horn of Africa in East Africa.
In 2006, Somalia was impacted by torrential rains and flooding that struck the entire Horn of Africa affecting 350,000 people.
Somalia · South Africa · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Western Sahara (SADR) · Zambia · Zimbabwe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somalia   (5245 words)

Somalia is located on the Horn of Africa with coastlines on the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
After independence from Britain and Italy, the northern and southern sections united as Somalia.
A corrupt and a repressive dictatorship was brought down in a bloody civil war in 1991, bringing the country to destitution.
www.arabicbible.com /ac/somalia/somalia.htm   (162 words)

 future somalia
Though Somalia now has its first government in nearly ten years, it was referred to in a recent BBC article as "a collapsing state without a central government." The elected President of Somalia now is Abdiqasim Salad Hassan.
Because of the mistakes foreign nations have made throughout history, especially during the intervention, the ability of Somalia to attempt to slowly overcome the difficulties amassed on them is nothing short of amazing.
For a successful government rooted in Somalia's own tribal beliefs will be much more respected by the people then one established by a foreign nation and is key to their future.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~hmohamed/somalia.html   (568 words)

 Will There Be Peace in Somalia?
The political culture of Somalia has a built-in shortcut to overcome fragmentation and division: Identify a common external enemy, and you will pull together the many strands of a fragmented polity.
The family of Nairobi-based UN organizations involved in Somalia — often internally fragmented in bitter fights over increasingly meager resource flows — have a number of actors willing to put their weight behind a fresh political force in Somalia.
He begun research in Somalia in 1982 and served in the early 1990's in the UN think tank headed by Mohamed Sahnoun.
www.somaliawatch.org /archiveoct00/001009401.htm   (3069 words)

 culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If the culture is corning from the Islamic tradition is unchangeable especially when it is related to the faith.
I believe understanding the Somali culture related to the behavior of Somali students will be very helpful tools to the American school staff who want to help Somali students reach their educational goal.
Because of the culture clash about the time of the prayer and the place, students will not concentrate on their studies.
ww2.saturn.stpaul.k12.mn.us /somali/culture.html   (2708 words)

 Somalia Somaliland on the Internet
On the "people, history and cultures of the Somali Bantu.....designed primarily for service providers and others assisting Somali Bantu refugees in their new communities in the United States." Includes a bibliography, resettlement challenges, a language glossary.
Has her biography, a video of Iman's visit to Somalia with the ICRC (Red Cross) during the famine, (her first visit in 20 years), meeting her uncle in Baidoa, visiting Mogadishu, etc. includes a diary of her visit and a conversation with Sudanese model, Alek Wek.
Country Reports for Somalia, photographs for purchase (free to non-profits and non sectarian orgs.), an audio file of "That's When I Realized This Is Real" - Weris Jama, from Somalia, talks about her experience being forced to flee Somalia in 1990.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/somalia.html   (6462 words)

 1. Welcome to Somalia Ham Radio.
Somalia Amateur Radio Friendship and Emergency Network (SARFEN) 2004 foundation member and first elected SARFEN visa assistance officer and SARFEN donated equipment officer, a leader in media and organisational skills, foundation member and first Director of Radio Daljir FM in Galkayo.
Development in the Somalia radio and television broadcasting sector by encouraging persons with a Somalia amateur radio license to self-train in radio and TV broadcasting techniques using special broadcasting frequencies outside the normal international two-way amateur radio bands.
The emergency broadcasting capability of Somalia amateur radio operators to assist the general public during a disaster when normal radio and TV stations might be destroyed.
www.somaliahamradio.8k.com   (5577 words)

 Somalia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Somalia broke diplomatic relations with Britain in 1963 when the British granted the Somali-populated Northern Frontier District of Kenya to the Republic of Kenya.
Somalia's transitional government, led by President Abdullahi Yusuf and situated in Baidoa, remains intact and has the support of neighboring Ethiopia, which has clashed in the past with Somalia's Islamists.
Somalia: Economy - Economy Pastoralism is the dominant mode of life; both nomadic and sedentary herding of cattle,...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107979.html   (1205 words)

 Amazon.com: Culture and Customs of Somalia (Culture and Customs of Africa): Books: Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation, is finally recovering from recent wars and famine.
Somalia has a fascinating culture making it unqiue in Africa for being a transition zone from the Muslim north to the Christain/Animist South.
The Somali culture long based on clans is also unique to the Sub-Saharan African realm in that the Somali population is relatively homogenous.
www.amazon.com /Culture-Customs-Somalia-Africa/dp/0313313334   (1045 words)

With a population of 700,000 (1985 estimate), Mogadishu is the nation's largest city and chief seaport.
Somalia Watch english - SOMALIA WATCH is a Non Governmental Organization created to help increase the understanding of the Somali issues.
Soomaaliya somali - this page is about history of somalia and this time somali people can read their languege"somali" thanks....History and culture of Somalia and Somali people...
www.tuttinsieme.it /tutti/tut/af/somalia/somalia.htm   (440 words)

 Somalia-Islam and Middle East
Somalia History: In depth analysis of the history ofSomalia.
Somalia Ethnic Map: A map of the Ethnicities of Somalia
The IMF and Somalia: The International Monetary Fund’s webpage on its interactions withSomalia.
www.ou.edu /mideast/country/somalia.htm   (201 words)

 The Country & People of Somalia
Muslim Arabs and Persians established trading posts along Somalia's coasts from the 7th to 10th cent., and Somali warriors joined Muslim sultanates in their battles with Christian Ethiopia in the 15th and 16th cent.
Salad returned to Somalia in August, but several militias have refused to recognize the new government (which has little real authority).
Somalia and the IMF Position in the fund, reports....
www.hejleh.com /countries/somalia.html   (1989 words)

 Somalia Culture
It is impolite to use the index finger to call somebody; that gesture is used for calling dogs.
Dating in the Western sense does not exist in Somalia.
Young urban people often meet at universities or at work and persuade their parents to help them establish a courtship.
www.traveldocs.com /so/culture.htm   (177 words)

 Somalia - Education Links
Notes on Somalia from the Department of State.
A collection of information regarding asylum law in Somalia, also provides maps and images.
Specific information on the structure of the government in Somalia.
www.mepc.org /resources_links/Somalia.asp   (181 words)

 Somalia الصومال   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
U.S. Library of Congress Country Study - Somalia comprehensive introduction to the country and its people.
Links to Somalia Information - web resources on Somalia and articles on the peacekeeping mission from Bernhard Helander.
Somalia Directory - Latest news and announcements, Free email, business listings, and other information.
www.arabinfoseek.com /somalia.htm   (197 words)

 CulturedMed ™
Bantu cultural habits possibly leading to use of carcinogenic foodstuffs.
Pain as a counterpoint to culture: Toward an analysis of pain associated with infibulation among Somali immigrants in Norway.
LaFond, A. Deterrents to immunisation in Somalia: A survey of mothers' attitudes.
culturedmed.sunyit.edu /bib/bantu   (855 words)

 somalia - Ask.com Web Search
Economically, the country was obliged to rely on...
The African country of Somalia is a place of great suffering.
There is famine, war, and all the crimes that go along with them.
search.ask.com /web?q=somalia   (269 words)

 Somalia - Gurupedia
Yet again another secession from Somalia took place in the northeastern region.
In the northwest, there is a breakaway republic of
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator between the
www.gurupedia.com /s/so/somalia.htm   (829 words)

 Somalia - OneLook Dictionary Search
Somalia : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Somalia : Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition [home, info]
Phrases that include Somalia: air somalia, coat of arms of somalia, culture of somalia, districts of somalia, economy of somalia, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=Somalia   (179 words)

 Somalia : Arts and Culture
Aayaha.com is an independent and a non-profit news and research organization.
Somaliland Heritage aims at promoting its cultural and natural heritage for a better understanding of its own past.
Radio Banadir Broadcasting (RBB) first appeared on the stage in the Mogadishu Area on Feb 21, 2000, as a vehicle to extend the educational reach of media into the country.
www.afromix.org /html/culture/pays/somalie/index.en.html   (188 words)

 Iman - Supermodel from Somalia - African Culture
In most African cultures, names almost always have a meaning and are not given lightly.
Iman's name means literally means 'to learn' in arabic.
If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art35692.asp   (461 words)

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