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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: 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 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 continues to have 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.
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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.
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 Southwestern Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southwestern Somalia (Somali: Koonfur-Galbeed Soomaaliya) is a supposedly autonomous self-proclaimed state in Somalia founded by Hassan Muhammad Nur "Shatigadud", a Somali warlord, on April 1, 2002.
Bay is contested between Southwestern Somalian/Transitional Government forces, who control Baydhabo, and Qansax Dheere districts, and the Union of Islamic Courts, who control Diinsoor, and Buur Xakaba (despite being captured twice by government forces for brief periods).
Southwestern State of Somalia aimed to be as autonomous as Puntland and it does not intend to separate itself from the rest of Somalia like Somaliland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southwestern_Somalia   (378 words)

Some areas in Somalia are actually doing better economically than before the war when the socialist government of Siad Barre had suppressed free enterprise and neglected large parts of the country.
Somalia has some of the cheaper calling rates in the world with some companies charge less than a cent a minute.
Some of the factors that have created this situation are lack of a government-granted monopoly and taxation, and the neutrality of telecommunication firms vis-a-vis the warlords [1].
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 Arta Faction Should Stop Creating Artificial Enemies
The minister said the officials of the TNG will not advance the interest of Somalia by attacking those who refuse to encourage them to follow a path which will be unlikely to lead either to national reconciliation in Somalia or peace in that country.
The draft presidential statement on Somalia issued on Thursday by the Security Council of the United Nations underlined that "Somalia and its territory should not be used to undermine the stability in the sub region", was also the position of Ethiopia with regard to that country, minister Seyoum said.
Somalia was defeated in 1978 by the Ethiopian armed forces supported by the then Soviet Union.
www.somaliawatch.org /archivedec00/010112104.htm   (1303 words)

 Somalia - Terrain, Vegetation, and Drainage
This region of broken mountain terrain, shallow plateau valleys, and usually dry watercourses is known to the Somalis as the Ogo.
Southwestern Somalia is dominated by the country's only two permanent rivers, the Jubba and the Shabeelle.
In most of northern, northeastern, and north-central Somalia, where rainfall is low, the vegetation consists of scattered low trees, including various acacias, and widely scattered patches of grass.
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 Somalia Civil War - Southern Somalia
Despite UN Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM) efforts, the Somalis were not been able to reestablish traditional means of social control and administration of justice.
Following his announcement of a unilateral "government", General Aidid made an attempt to claim Somalia's seat at the OAU summit meeting, but OAU refused to recognize his "government" and decided to keep Somalia's seat open until a generally accepted government was formed.
Somalia's Transitional National Government, whose term in office ended 12 August 2003, will remain in power until a new government is formed.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/somalia-south.htm   (2016 words)

 Somalia Still Riven 10 Years After S. Barre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To have any hope of keeping Somalia intact, diplomats say the administration needs to have a federal constitution in place when its term of office ends in a little over two and a half years.
Although Ethiopia claims to have no troops in southwestern Somalia, independent sources say it has at least one battalion stationed in three towns on the Somali side of the border and is arming factions opposed to the government in Mogadishu.
For Somalia not to sink back into the morass from which it has just emerged, the country's war-weary people must hope that their desire for peace will be enough to silence the guns of the warlords for whom war has been a profitable business.
www.somaliawatch.org /archivedec00/010128101.htm   (712 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Regional : Africa : Somalia : Puntland
Puntland is a region in northeastern Somalia, centered around Garowe (Nugaal region), whose leaders in 1998 declared it to be an autonomous state.
In 1969, when Somalia's government was toppled in a coup d'état, years of war and chaos followed.
Somalia remained unstable and, in 1998, Puntland declared autonomy under the presidency of Abdullahi Yusuf (deputy president of Somali Salvation Democratic Front), as a nation with clan confederation as one of its top priorities.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Regional-Africa/Somalia-Puntland.shtml   (727 words)

 Comprehensive information and links about Somalia
Somalia, is a coastal nation in East Africa.
Somalia now has one of the largest diaspora communities of the whole continent.
Somalia's poverty was even further aggravated by the hostilities of the civil war started in 1991.
www.quicknation.com /Somalia.htm   (2063 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.
Somalia · South Africa · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Western Sahara (SADR) · Zambia · Zimbabwe
Somalia • Sudan • Surinam • Syria • Tajikistan • Turkey • Tunisia • Togo • Turkmenistan • Uganda • Uzbekistan • United Arab Emirates • Yemen
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 NEWS ANALYSIS / U.S. returning to a nightmare called Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In reality, the Somalia escapade was a disaster, not only for the lives lost on that day, but also for the impression of an American foreign policy that knew only how to cut and run.
Identifying Somalia as a terrorist base for bin Laden's al Qaeda and other extremist organizations, U.S. reconnaissance planes last week reportedly began surveying targets from the sky, while military and CIA agents contacted potential allies both inside Somalia and in neighboring Ethiopia.
Somalia, of course, does not have nearly the importance of Afghanistan as a base of terrorist operations.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/12/16/MN115486.DTL   (1648 words)

 Timeline Somalia
Somalia swore in legislators for its first central government after almost a decade of internecine warfare.
2005 Feb 9, In Somalia BBC journalist Kate Peyton was shot to death outside a Mogadishu hotel where she had interviewed some members of the interim parliament.
2005 Oct 12, In Somalia 6 armed men hijacked the MV Miltzow, a ship carrying food aid, as it was unloading at the port of Merka, marking the second such incident in recent months.
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 directopedia : Directory : Regional : Africa : Somalia
Somalia now has among one of the largest diaspora communities of the whole continent.
Though Somalia remains one of the poorest countries in the world, when extreme poverty was measured in 1998 (percentage of individuals living on less than PPP$1 a day) it fared better than West Africa and neighboring countries.
Some of the factors that have created this situation are lack of a government-granted monopoly and taxation, and the neutrality of telecommunication firms vis-a-vis the warlords [4].
www.directopedia.org /directory/Regional-Africa/Somalia.shtml   (2380 words)

 Middle East Online
JOWHAR, Somalia - The Islamic alliance that has taken control of key areas of Somalia warned on Sunday of fresh fighting in the shattered country if Ethiopia, which it has accused of launching a military incursion, refuses to pull its troops out of the country.
On Thursday, Yemen announced that Ahmed and Yusuf had agreed to talks in or outside Somalia, but Dinari said the transition government had reconsidered its position until the Islamists retreat from the territories they have seized and recognise his government.
Somalia has lacked an effective government since dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled in 1991 and more than 14 international efforts have failed to restore a functioning administration in the lawless nation of 10 million.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/?id=16758   (655 words)

 afrol News - Third autonomous region breaks with Somalia
After breaking with the Transitional National Government (TNG) in Mogadishu, Nur was sworn in as President of the new State of Southwestern Somalia.
"Southwestern Somalia" is the third region to break with Mogadishu after the collapse of central government there in 1991.
A spokesman of the new state told the UN the RRA would still participate in the Nairobi regional summit on Somali reconciliation, but "as the autonomous Southwestern State of Somalia." Somaliland does not participate.
www.afrol.com /News2002/som004_southwest.htm   (565 words)

 South-West Somalia (Somalia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The new autonomous region would be known as the State of Southwestern Somalia, Muhammad Ali Adan Qalinle, the governor of Baidoa, said.
Qalinle, however, dismissed this suggestion, saying: "Yes, we will go to Nairobi as the autonomous Southwestern State of Somalia, but we will still be under the SRRC umbrella." He added that the SRRC would be represented in the cabinet of the new regional administration.
The formation of the Southwestern Regional Government further marks the disintegration of Somalia, where breakaway regional governments have already been established in the northern Somaliland and Puntland regions.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/so-sws.html   (760 words)

 Snapshot, Africa: Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Somalia, formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa.
On December 26, 2004, one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history, the Indian Ocean earthquake, struck off the western coast of Sumatra.
Somalia was one of the many countries devastated by the resulting tsunami which struck the Indian Ocean coast, destroying entire villages and killing an estimated 300 people.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Africaweb/snapshot/Snapshot-Africa39.htm   (417 words)

 Food crisis looming in Somalia
At the same time, rising tension between opposing armed groups, with reports of a military build-up around the seat of the transitional government, Baidoa, is seen as a major threat.
The escalating conflict has already resulted in civilian casualties and population displacements and since the bulk of food crops are grown in southern Somalia, where Baidoa is located, “any disruption of harvest activities would worsen the ongoing humanitarian crisis,” Josserand said.
In addition prices of staple foods in most southern markets have increased by 30 percent since the end of last year and are currently abnormally high, placing poorer households at greater risk.
www.fao.org /newsroom/en/news/2006/1000372/index.html   (307 words)

 CNN.com - Mediator: Somalia peace talks make progress - Jan. 26, 2004
The charter was highly controversial when it was unveiled in September 2003, prompting one faction to allege it would lead to the further dismemberment of Somalia and its subjugation by rival and neighbor Ethiopia, the dominant power in the Horn of Africa.
The U.N.'s top official for Somalia, humanitarian coordinator Maxwell Gaylard condemned recent murders of innocent women and children in an upsurge in clan-related conflicts in southern Somalia.
During a visit last week to Xudur and Waajid villages in southwestern Somalia, U.N. officials received confirmation of several incidents including the killing in December 2003 of 10 women in the vicinity of Baidoa town, he said.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/africa/01/26/somalia.talks.reut   (504 words)

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In November, Somalia lost most of its communication links with the outside world when the U.S. government shut down the Al-Barakaat banking and telecommunications firm for its alleged part in bin Laden's terrorist network.
In Somalia, there is a fundamental difference between the chaotic disorder and uncertainty that followed the collapse of the Somali Republic in January 1991 and the lack of centralized authority in pre-colonial times.
The conventional view holds that "Somalia has dissolved into its traditional segmentary divisions" and rather than being anarchical, Somali society has returned to its traditional institutions of clans and sub-clans [9].
www.lycos.com /info/somalia--un-resident.html?page=2   (365 words)

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MOGADISHU, Reports received from Buulo Berde in Hiiran Region [southwestern Somalia], which is gripped by fighting, say there were.
Somalia, Politics (ArabNews) News reports issued on Friday said that the International community has not succeeded since ten years, either in using the policy.
Ethiopia destabilising Somalia -- Somali PM NAIROBI, Jan 25 (BBC) - The Somali Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galaydh, has repeated allegations that Ethiopia is trying to destabilise his country and.
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May 29, 2001 (BBC)-A militia faction in Somalia has said it carried out an attack on the town of Wanlaweyn on Sunday in which at least five people were killed.
Official artist to Somalia's warlords finds haven in Toronto: Toronto, (thestar) - In a store in Etobicoke specializing in Somali fashion and music hangs a painting of a nomadic woman holding the reins of a wild-eyed.
HARGEISA, Somalia, May 18 (IRIN) - The self-declared state of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, is gearing up for a referendum on the constitution.
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 SudanTribune article : Fighting in southwestern Somalia puts new government at risk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fighting in southwestern Somalia puts new government at risk
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Mar 26, 2005 (AP) — Heavy fighting between militias led by two lawmakers in Somalia’s new parliament broke out in a major southwestern trading center Saturday, throwing reconciliation efforts and the establishment of a new government into doubt.
The battle had left at least five dead and dozens wounded by Saturday afternoon and was still raging as the sun set, witnesses said.
www.sudantribune.com /imprimable.php3?id_article=8729   (374 words)

 Elections in Somalia
After the departure of President Siad Barre in early 1991, Somalia became fragmented and engaged in civil war.
For a short time in 2002, a region known as the "State of Southwestern Somalia" existed, but its leader fled the ‘capital’ months later.
An internationally recognized transitional government was convened in August 2000, but the government has little control over the nation, which is mostly controlled by rival warlords and clans.
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