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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Regions of Somalia
Awdal is a region (gobolka) in northern Somalia.
Somalia is divided in 18 regions (plural - NA, singular - gobolka); Awdal, Bakool, Banaadir, Bari, Bay, Galguduud, Gedo, Hiiraan, Jubbada Dhexe, Jubbada Hoose, Mudug, Nugaal, Sanaag, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Shabeellaha Hoose, Sool, Togdheer, Woqooyi Galbeed.
The regions (gobolka) of Somalia are (capitals in parentheses): Awdal (*) (Baki) Bakool (Oddur) Banaadir (Mogadishu) Bari (Bender Cassim) Bay (Baidoa) Galguduud (Dusa Mareb) Gedo (Garbahaarey) Hiraan (Beledweyne) Jubbada Dhexe (Buaale) Jubbada Hoose (Kismaayo) Mudug (Galcaio) Nugaal (Garoowe) Sanaag (*) (Erigavo) Saaxil (*) (Berbera) Shabeellaha Dhexe (Giohar) Shabeellaha Hoose (Merca) Sool (*) (Laascaanood...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Regions-of-Somalia   (1535 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bari, Somalia
Bari is a region (gobolka) in northern Somalia.
It is bordered by the Somalian regions of Sanaag, Sool and Nugaal, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
Shabeellaha Hoose is a region (gobolka) in southern Somalia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bari%2C-Somalia   (867 words)

 Somalia: diplomacy's last chance | openDemocracy
The conflict in Somalia is approaching a decisive turning-point.
The latter are drawn mainly from the large Hawiye tribe that inhabits the Mogadishu and central regions of Somalia.
This is a decisive moment for Somalia and for the Horn of Africa.
www.opendemocracy.net /democracy-africa_democracy/somalia_diplomacy_4159.jsp   (1649 words)

 MSF Around the World
Somalia has been mired in civil war since the Siad Barre regime collapsed in 1991.
While the central and southern regions of Somalia are still seen as lawless and chaotic by the West, the northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland have succeeded in establishing a halting peace and, more importantly, a system of governance - without international help or intervention.
The organization works in many areas of Somalia and deals with all contexts: from the relative stability of Galkaayo in Puntland to the besieged and troubled Kismaayo in the south.
www.msf.org /msfinternational/invoke.cfm?component=article&objectid=6589CF17-DC2C-11D4-B2010060084A6370&method=full_html   (568 words)

 www.businessinafrica.net | news | all regions 'End Somalia conflict'
"What we appeal to the international community, both in Somalia as in everywhere else, is to do its best to create conditions for a peaceful settlement of the problems and an adequate political solution," UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres told a press conference in Nairobi.
Somalia's political and military landscape is infernally complex.
They insist they have instead managed to restore stability in Somalia, a feat that the United Nations, the US and the Somali government have failed to accomplish.
www.businessinafrica.net /news/all_regions/902853.htm   (449 words)

 Somalia at the crossroads | openDemocracy
Somalia's president, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, says that this moment is a new beginning for Somalia and a chance for the international community to help.
Somalia, Ethiopia (and the US) have already made one major political error, by installing four warlords (none even members of the Somali government) to govern areas they ruled before the ICU ejected them.
Somalia's political process has been stagnant for most of the past sixteen years - dominated by the same warlords and clan leaders.
www.opendemocracy.net /democracy-africa_democracy/somalia_crossroads_4236.jsp   (2785 words)

 SOMALIA, Landmine Monitor Report 2001
The President of the self-proclaimed independent northeastern region of Puntland issued a decree on 11 November 2000 banning the use of antipersonnel landmines.
UNDP Somalia is negotiating $1.275 million in funds from the EU to cover capacity building and survey activities in northeast Somalia for 2002.
In Bay region, between 1995 and 2000 1,281 people were killed by mines, including 38 in 2000, a significant decrease from previous years when casualties numbered in the hundreds.
www.icbl.org /lm/2001/somalia   (2027 words)

 Somalia - Security Council
In "Puntland", the leadership indicated that the priority was to achieve an administrative structure for the North-East regions at the local level as a constituent unit of a future Somali state, and as the basis for future participation in any national reconciliation conference.
In Mogadishu, efforts to establish an administration for Benadir region led to the creation, in August 1998, of a 50-person Supreme Council to oversee an administrative body for the region.
The functions that states perform, such as the provision of social services, including health and education, the regulation, for example, of the movement of goods and persons, control of the environment, airspace and coasts, and so on, as well as the representation of the Somali people in intergovernmental and international fora, are absent.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1999/vol2/somaliasc.htm   (594 words)

 CRIN - Child Rights Information Network - Resources -
Somalia faces a serious drought that has caused the death of animals and human beings in Southern regions of Somalia.
The inhabitants of the Southern regions of Somalia were faced with food and water shortages which appeared to have resulted in the death of 33 children, although the number has been rapidly increasing day by day as they have not got emergency relief.
SOCPD has organised forums through local radios in Somalia to discuss the situation of the newly displaced people that are arriving in Mogadishu and how businesspeople and duty bearers could support these people, as well as the roles and responsibility of duty bearers when such droughts happen in Somalia.
www.crin.org /resources/infodetail.asp?ID=7308   (411 words)

 allAfrica.com: Somalia
Somalia's former Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi said on Sunday that he is "ready to mediate" between the country's Ethiopian-backed transitional government and a Somali opposition alliance based in Eritrea.
The mayor of the Somali capital and governor of Banadir region, Mr.
Somalia's Transitional Federal Government now has a "new opportunity" to promote peace and reconciliation and bring the communities in Somalia together, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer told the Voice of America November 6.
www.allafrica.com /somalia   (967 words)

 Press Releases: East Africa Drought, Early warnings confirmed - Somalia faces dire humanitarian emergency, Press ...
An estimated 1.7 million people in North, Central, and Southern Regions of Somalia are facing conditions of Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis or Humanitarian Emergency at least until June 2006.
The crisis is particularly severe in the Southern Regions of Somalia, where an estimated 1.4 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Within the context of several already existing resource-based conflicts and general civil tension throughout Southern Regions, there is high potential for sharp increases in both the number and severity of conflicts, which would further undermine conditions and reduce humanitarian access to areas in critical need of assistance.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EGUA-6L7MTW?OpenDocument&rc=1&cc=som   (771 words)

 Opinions at Somaaljecel News and Entertainment Network
For most patriotic Somali nationals, their agenda is the greatest fantasy of the twentieth century, not because it offers a better life but because it appeals to apparently ineradicable spiritual cravings.
Simply put, secessionism in Northern Somalia performs the function of a religion, and its efficacy is of religious character but it is a caricature and a bogus form of religion, since it presents its temporal eschatology as a scientific system, which religious mythologies do not purport to be.
This means that you should not go about in the land with an evil intent, to commit and spread corruption, attack innocent people, commit theft or robbery or to pick pockets or to acquire the property of other people through unlawful means.
www.somaaljecel.com /Opinions/Opin2005/DeqYusfOpn113005.htm   (1942 words)

  Somalia - MSN Encarta
Somalia, republic in East Africa, occupying the tip of the Horn of Africa.
Somalia is bounded on the north by the Gulf of Aden, on the east and south by the Indian Ocean, on the southwest by Kenya, on the west by Ethiopia, and on the northwest by Djibouti.
Vegetation in Somalia consists chiefly of coarse grass and stunted thorn and acacia trees.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554555/Somalia.html   (459 words)

Somalia is geographically divided into northern desert and southern coastal plains and plateaus.
In 1941, Britain occupied Italian Somaliland and in 1948 gave the OGADEN region to Ethiopia, although it was populated largely by Somalis.
Last week, President Bush indicated that Somalia, Yemen and Sudan were likely to be the next targets in the war on terrorism because of their links to al-Qaeda, the network of prime terror suspect Osama bin Laden.
us-africa.tripod.com /somalia.html   (1475 words)

Somalia occupies the area known as the "horn" of Africa, with coastline fronting the Gulf of Aden on the north and the Indian Ocean to the east.
In the southern region, irrigated farmlands produce citrus fruits and bananas for export.
Grain is grown to a limited extent in the southern and northern regions of Somalia, but not in large enough quantities to guarantee a regular supply of staples for the country.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /World-Leaders-2003/Somalia.html   (328 words)

 Somalia: Peace and Development
Somalia is a country of stark contrast - between the troubled central and southern regions and the stable and peaceful north.
Somalia has been without a central government now for almost a decade, but interestingly this has led to the creation of decentralized, regional governments, supported by traditional leaders and civil society organizations that are helping to rebuild their country from the ground up.
Somalia is prone to occasional crop failures, particularly in southern regions where drought, floods and pest infestation are common.
www.africaaction.org /docs99/som9909.htm   (2743 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)

 Newsvine - African Peacekeepers Arrive in Somalia
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — The advance team of an African peacekeeping force to Somalia arrived unannounced in the country on Thursday, a senior police officer said.
Museveni said the Ugandan troops are not going to impose peace in Somalia or disarm militias in the Horn of Africa nation.
Somalia has not had an effective national government since 1991, when warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre and then turned on one another, throwing the country into anarchy.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2007/03/01/592227-african-peacekeepers-arrive-in-somalia   (604 words)

The deployment of a large international military force in Somalia, led by the United States, has produced a dramatic improvement in the ability of relief agencies to reverse the terrible famine that was causing massive death among innocent civilians.
Africa Watch believes that the looting and banditry prevalent in Somalia is not solely due to individual looters and bandits, but is a direct result of the manner in which the armed factions chose to recruit their forces and wage war.
All emerging local, regional or factional authorities must be asked to pledge that in each territory they will respect the rights of minorities to live there, to work, to worship, to associate peacefully, to express themselves and to participate in the affairs of the community.
www.hrw.org /reports/1993/somalia   (15572 words)

 Land ownership key to Somalia solution
The quest for a peaceful Somalia, one must look into remaining occupied/disputed regions and their economic values in order to remedy insecurity and establish law and order.
Overall Somalia is relatively peaceful except Mogadishu and occupied land in Lower Shabelle and Kismayu.
The occupying militia are paving the way and facilitating the settlement process for their families and clan members from middle regions of Somalia.
www.arlaadinet.com /Forum/land_ownership_key_to_somalia_so.htm   (802 words)

 Somalia (03/07)
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator and, with Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya, is often referred to as the Horn of Africa.
The SRC became increasingly radical in foreign affairs, and in 1974, Somalia and the Soviet Union concluded a treaty of friendship and cooperation.
Following the overthrow of the Ethiopian Emperor in 1975, Somalia invaded Ethiopia in 1977 in a second attempt to regain the Ogaden, and the second attempt initially appeared to be in Somalia’s favor.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2863.htm   (5295 words)

 Nugaal information - Search.com
Nugaal is one of the smallest regions (gobolka) of Somalia.
Nugaal is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Somalian regions of Sool to the west, Bari to the north and Mudug to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east.
The region is central to the area claimed by the government of Puntland, which is seeking recognition as a federal government within a united Somalia.
www.search.com /reference/Nugaal   (237 words)

 International Notes Rapid Nutrition Evaluation in Drought- Affected Regions of Somalia -- 1987
Somalia, a country bordering with Ethiopia on the Horn of Africa, experienced a severe drought in 1986.
Children under 110 cm tall (corresponding, in a normal population, to approximately 60 months of age) were surveyed in three drought-affected regions of the country (Bakool, Bay, and Gedo) that had not been recently surveyed and in one region (Hiraan) that had been partially surveyed by government or private voluntary organizations.
In one region, signs and symptoms of vitamin A deficiency were reported at levels that, according to World Health Organization guidelines, warrant widespread prophylaxis and treatment of the population with 200,000 IU vitamin A capsules*** (6).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001049.htm   (1204 words)

 A Peaceful Ferment in Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From media reports, they knew-or thought they knew-contemporary Somalia to be in unrelenting chaos, ravaged by warfare, starvation, and disease, the battleground of rival warlords such that people could neither put in their crops nor harvest them if they did.
The only requirement, in fact, of visitors to Somalia under the proposed constitution would be that they have adequate insurance against any liability that might incur under the Xeer.
Mohamed Mohamed Sheikh, "Does Somalia Really Need a Government?" Signed editorial in The Sun, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 28, 1997, It is not quite true that imports are duty free, as stated here, but they are virtually so, since port officials need only levy what little is required locally to operate the port.
www.libertyhaven.com /countriesandregions/somalia/peacefulferment.html   (3072 words)

 SomaliNet News: Somalia: Clashes spread in Mudug and Hiran regions : SomaliNet > Somali > Somalia and Somalinad
Military officials in Puntland, the semi-autonomous region in northeast Somalia, accused the Islamic Courts of starting the war launching attack on the positions of their troops at the frontline around Bandiredley.
Aga-Weyne pointed out that large number of Ethiopian troops was pouring to Mudug region confiscating entirely the airport of Galkaayo, where they are using as base for their planes.
In Somalia, the battle fronts are increasing with extra Ethiopian troops with tanks and helicopters moved inside Somalia fighting with the Islamists despite the ICU vowed to die for the defense of their country.
somalinet.com /news/world/Somalia/6115   (664 words)

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