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Somalia Brief

Somalia is a failed state - a country that has stopped functioning.  1.  The country of Somalia has seen a lot of events and changes over the past four decades.  2.  At first it was a client state of the Soviet Union, then an ally of the United States.  It has, since 1991, been subjected to civil war, invasion by Ethiopia, and internal conflict.  A number of humanitarian events (drought, starvation) have taken place as well as the resurgence of piracy.  Somalia is now considered a haven and training location for radical Islamic terrorist groups.


Contents of Somalia Country Profile

Maps
Country Studies and Profiles
Publications and Reports
News Articles
Endnotes


Maps of Somalia

Where is Somalia

Map of Somalia

 

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Somalia Country Studies and Profiles

CIA World Factbook - Somalia.  Information about geography, people, society, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

Background Note: Somalia.  U.S. Department of State.  Information about Somalia on the following topics: geography, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, defense, foreign relations, travel, and business.

WikipediA - Somalia.  WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia, has an extensive webpage on Somalia with hyperlinks to specific subject areas.

University Libraries - Somalia.  The University of Colorado Boulder has a listing of online resources about Somalia from governmental and nongovernmental sources.

Somalia Profile.  BBC News.  An overview, facts, leaders, media, and timeline about Somalia.

Country Study.  U.S. Library of Congress.  Topics include Somalia history, society, environment, economy, government, politics, security, and a bibliography.

Country Information.  Somalia info by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Economy, history, international relations, geography, trade, politics, and investment.

Somalia Report. Website by Robert Young Pelton
www.somaliareport.com/index.php

 

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Publications and Reports about Somalia

December 14, 2011.  "Consolidated Appeal for Somalia 2012".  Reliefweb.

April 18, 2010.  "Harsh War, Harsh Peace: Abuses by al-Shabaab, the Transitional Federal Government, and AMISOM in Somalia".  Human Rights Watch.
www.hrw.org/by-issue/publications/121

 

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News Articles about Somalia

January 25, 2012.  "Rescue in Somalia: SEALs Strike Again".  Time Battleground Blog.  News story about SEAL team rescuing Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted in a pre-dawn chopper raid into Hiimo Gaabo, Somalia.

 

 

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Endnotes

1.  November 18, 2008.  "Somalia: Analysis of a failed state".  The Telegraph.

2.  For a timeline of Somalia's history see "Somalia profile -Timeline" by the BBC News.

 

 

 

 

 

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