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  Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Suumaal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation at the Horn of Africa in East Africa.
Somalia was one of the many countries affected by the tsunami which struck the Indian Ocean coast following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, destroying entire villages and killing an estimated 300 people.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somalia   (3047 words)

 Somalia: Tutte le informazioni su Somalia su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Somalia: Tutte le informazioni su Somalia su Encyclopedia.it
La Somalia è uno dei paesi più poveri del mondo e ciò la rende totalmente dipendente dagli aiuti umanitari.
Questo dato posiziona la Somalia tra le 5 nazioni meno sviluppate nel mondo.
www.encyclopedia.it /s/so/somalia.html   (673 words)

Somalia is geographically divided into northern desert and southern coastal plains and plateaus.
Somalia has been without a central government since the overthrow of former president Siad Barre on 27 January 1991.
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)

 Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Somalia was devastating.
Villages and coastal communities in Somalia, as far as 4,500 km (2,800 miles) from the epicentre of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, were swept away and destroyed by the resulting tsunami on 26 December 2004.
The UN warned that the tsunami had worsened the situation after four years of drought in northern Somalia and further aid is desperately needed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Impact_of_the_2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_on_Somalia   (662 words)

Somalia currently has no stable government and many of the areas of the country continue to be under self-rule with control held by local leaders.
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.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~jmroth/index.htm   (4276 words)

 Travel Advice for Somalia - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Somalia has been without an effective or recognised central government since the overthrow of the Said Barre government in 1991.
A transitional federal government returned to Somalia from Kenya in 2005, but it remains divided and the security situation in the country is tense and unpredictable.
If you are travelling to Somalia and it has been more than 10 years since your primary polio vaccination course or last polio booster dose you should have a single booster dose of a polio vaccine.
www.smartraveller.gov.au /zw-cgi/view/Advice/Somalia   (1472 words)

Somalia adopted a light blue flag in honour of the United Nations Organisation that had controlled the country until the independence.
The Flag Day in Somalia is therefore 26 June, celebrating the first hoisting of the flag of the independent Republic of Somalia on 26 June 1960.
This is a vertical tricolour of green-white-red with a fl star in the centre and the Islamic statement of faith in white on the green stripe.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/so.html   (1702 words)

 EUROPA - Development - Countries - Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Somalia is situated on the Horn of Africa, with an estimated population of between 7 and 8.5 million.
Somalia is a member of the regional organisation IGAD (the Intergovernmental Authority on Development) comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda, which has been promoting the most recent initiatives for peace and reconciliation with support from the International Community.
Humanitarian problems in Somalia are a consequence of many factors, including the long years of civil war and the harsh climatic conditions, which generate cycles of floods and drought.
ec.europa.eu /comm/development/body/country/country_home_en.cfm?cid=so&lng=en&status=new   (2672 words)

 Somalia travel guide - Wikitravel
Somalia is located on the Horn of Africa, a country with a troubled past...
Somalia has approximately 22,000 km of highways, all but 2,600 km of it unpaved.
Southern Somalia has a large agricultural and international trading component to its economy, thus, in southern Somalia diets are richer in green vegetables, corn, and beans.
wikitravel.org /en/Somalia   (1187 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Somalia
Somalia is a war-torn, drought-ridden land, and one of the world's poorest and least developed countries.
Somalia was engaged in civil war, with no internationally recognized government, from 1991 until 2005, and even now is ruled for the most part by warlords.
Since the seventh century, Somalia has been a centre of trade because of its location on the Horn of Africa, where the Red Sea becomes the Gulf of Aden and meets the Indian Ocean.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/somalia   (837 words)

 Somalia (09/06)
The present political situation in much of Somalia is marked by inter-clan fighting and the lack of security, with some areas of relative peace and stability.
Somalia has no national government at present; however, a two-year reconciliation process led by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) concluded in 2004 following the formation of a transitional government, the components of which are known as the Somalia Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs).
Although the U.S. never formally severed diplomatic relations with Somalia, official relations were interrupted by the fall of the government and have not been fully reestablished in the continued absence of a national government.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2863.htm   (5340 words)

 UNDP - Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia (CACAS) was formed in 1996 to ensure the safety of air transport operations, in the absence of a recognised central government.
CACAS operates from a facility in Nairobi, Kenya, with a staff of 133 at headquarters and field stations in Somalia.
Yet the rehabilitation of the air transport infrastructure is crucial for the safe conduct of humanitarian activities and the overall development of Somalia.
www.so.undp.org /programmes/civaviation.htm   (444 words)

 Somalia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Somalia is one of the world's most dangerous destinations.
The largely isolated Bajuni (or Baajun) Islands are the beginning of the reef system that stretches from the equator down the East African coast.
A traveller to Somalia is spoilt for choice in the number of things that can go wrong.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/somalia   (143 words)

 allAfrica.com: Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Authorities in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland are cracking down on migrants waiting to be smuggled into Yemen and the Gulf states, Puntland's deputy police chief said on Wednesday.
A Kenyan was yesterday shot by a stray bullet at a village on the common border with war-torn Somalia.
Somalia is calm after 15 years of turmoil and bloodshed.
allafrica.com /somalia   (1067 words)

 Military.com Resources
When clan violence in 1992 threatened international relief efforts in Somalia, a U.S.-led coalition was sent in to provide relief for the thousands of Somalis who were caught in the crossfire of a deadly civil war.
IRIN Somalia Archive - Provides an extensive archive of news articles on the continuing crisis in Somalia.
United Nations Somalia - Read about the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Somalia from this official UN resource.
www.military.com /Resources/HistorySubmittedFileView?file=history_somalia.htm   (503 words)

Somalia, situated in the Horn of Africa, lies along the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
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.
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.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107979.html   (1170 words)

 USAID Africa: Somalia
Somalia has been without a central government since 1991, and there have been numerous failed attempts at reconciliation.
Somalia's dynamic trade and transportation sectors have helped to keep the nation's economy afloat during years of crisis and civil war.
Somalia also reports one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world caused by poor antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care and limited obstetric facilities.
www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/somalia/index.html   (493 words)

 Somalia - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Somalia is a semiarid land in the Horn of Africa, and it is flat in the south, with mountains in the north reaching more than 2,000 meters (6,500 feet).
In southern Somalia the absence of a government means declining health and increasing poverty.
More prosperous is the "Republic of Somaliland," which seceded from the rest of Somalia in 1991—within the old borders of British Somaliland.
plasma.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_somalia.html   (358 words)

Somalia's economy was seriously damaged by the civil war and its aftermath, but the private sector is trying to reemerge.
For travel to other parts of Somalia, including Mogadishu, a passport is required; however, there is no established governing authority capable of issuing a universally recognized visa.
U.S. citizens who plan to enter Somalia despite the Travel Warning are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration website, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Somalia.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1023.html   (2010 words)

 frontline: ambush in mogadishu: chronology
The UN organized Conference on National Reconciliation in Somalia, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, results in a resolution among faction leaders, including Aidid, to end the violence.
Aspin says that he did not want to create the appearance that the US was increasing forces in Somalia at a time when they were trying to reduce military presence.
Task Force Ranger's assault on the Olympic Hotel in Mogadishu, in search of Aidid, results in a seventeen hour bloody battle in which 18 US soldiers are killed and 84 are wounded.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ambush/etc/cron.html   (1079 words)

We, the Citizens of our new Republic of Somalia, declare that it is our desire and goal to establish friendly relations with all neighboring nation states on the Horn of Africa and to pursue gradual and voluntary economic and political regional integration with them, within the framework of our evolving "New World Order".
The Residents of the Republic of Somalia are defined to be all people currently residing in the Republic of Somalia, independent of whether they are Somali People or not and whether they are Citizens or not.
The Republic of Somalia is a secular state that guarantees complete freedom of religion and religious beliefs for all of its Citizens and other Residents.
www.cmseducation.org /wconsts/somalia.html   (7105 words)

 African Studies Center | Somalia Page
This website provides news about latest developments on Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa region, UN comment, detailed geographical and population maps, online information databases - including the Somalia Telephone directory, and links to other Somalia resources.
Pictures taken in Somalia by Mark Jackson, a US veteran of the conflict in Somalia.
USAID Somalia strives to improve local governance and conflict mitigation and to increase opportunities for more productive livelihoods.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Somalia.html   (437 words)

 Somalia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BAIDOA, Somalia, 09/14 - Militiamen loyal to the fundamentalist Islamic group that appears determined to rule Somalia are advancing on one of the last remaining commercial ports outside of their control, an official said Wednesday.
Militiamen loyal to the fundamentalist Islamic group that appears determined to rule Somalia are advancing on Kismayo, one of the last remaining commercial ports outside of their control, an official said.
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Militiamen loyal to the fundamentalist Islamic group that appears determined to rule Somalia are advancing on one of the last remaining commercial ports outside of their control, an official said Wednesday.
www.somaliaonline.com   (689 words)

 Ethnologue report for Somalia
Dominate areas of southern Somalia, especially in the Wanle Weyn-Buur Hakaba area; Baydhaba, Dhiinsoor, Buurhakaba, and Qoryooley districts; Middle and Lower Shabeelle and Bay regions.
Southern Somalia, Gedo Region, Middle and Lower Shabeelle, Middle and Lower Jubba, Baay, and Bakool regions.
Southern Somalia, Jamaame District of Lower Jubba Region, centered in Jamaame District, and some in urban areas in nearby Kismaayo and in Muqdisho.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Somalia   (548 words)

 Somalia Somaliland on the Internet
The printed report, "Dishonoured Legacy: The Lessons of the Somalia Affair" is published and sold at a cost of $125.00 (5 volumes + summary) by the Canada Communications Group, at 45 Sacré-Coeur Boulevard, Hull, Quebec, K1A 0S7.
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)

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