Somalia

Flag of SomaliaSomalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl /soʊˈmɑːliə/ soh-mah-lee-ə), officially the Federal Republic of Somalia (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya, Arabic: جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya), is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Hot conditions prevail year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

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General information

  • The Horn of Africa is a peninsula in Northeast Africa. The area is the easternmost projection of the African continent. The Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.The Horn of Africa on Wikipedia
  • East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the United Nations Statistics Division scheme of geographic regions, 20 territories constitute Eastern Africa: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Réunion, Mayotte, Mozambique and Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan.East(ern) Africa region on Wikipedia

Government, law, politics and elections

  • The African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) is a project of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) at the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. It was incubated at the Southern Africa Litigation Center (SALC). AfricanLII's main goal is to promote Free Access to Law and Open Justice in Africa. AfricanLii access to law
  • The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility. WorldLII provides a single search facility for databases; the WorldLII Catalog provides links to over 15,000 law-related web sites in every country in the world. WorldLii legal information
  • UN ILO Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.Intl. Labour Organization NATLEX database

Crisis, conflict, peacebuilding and security

  • Established in Washington, D.C., over 50 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world.Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • This site has information provided by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program at Uppsala University on armed conflicts around the world.Uppsala conflict database
  • The UN peace agreements database is the online mediation support tool developed by the UN Department of Political Affairs. Intended for peacemaking professionals, it includes an extensive database of peace agreements, guidance material and information on the UN’s mediation support services.UN Peace agreements database
  • The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.SIPRI databases
  • The UN Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA) offers data about arms trade as reported by 170 countries. UN Register of Conventional Arms data
  • Offers full-text articles and information on the Swiss Peace foundation in various countries. Swiss Peace
  • The Mapping Arms Data (MAD) 1992-2014 visualization project is produced by PRIO and the Igarapé Institute. It represents an upgrade of the original global small arms, light weapons and ammunition visualization produced by Google as part of the Google Ideas INFO (Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition) Summit with support from the Igarapé Institute.Peace Research Institute Oslo Arms Data Mapping
  • Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence platform that brings global events into valuable perspective. Worldview is the primary source for Stratfor’s published geopolitical analyses and forecasting. Stratfor Worldview
  • JusticeInfo.net is an independent media platform of Fondation Hirondelle, together with academic partners Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). JusticeInfo.net provides news and analysis of justice developments in transition societies, such as the work of Truth Commissions, tribunals investigating serious human rights abuses, peace and reconciliation processes. Fondation Hirondelle JusticeInfo.net
  • Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. Genocide Watch

Development

  • he Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organisation, focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa. Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)
  • The Land Book presents comprehensive country and thematic pages with linked open data on land governance from diverse sources around the world.Landportal landbook
  • USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.USAID
  • The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems; works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change; measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment; and analyses and compares data to predict future trends. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in analysis and discussion about the factors which shape the choices and freedoms available to people across the region, so as to foster understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. The website offers a data visualization tool to explore data by country (Mine the Data > Data by Country).UNDP Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs)
  • OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). OECD iLibrary
  • IGAD was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), which was founded in 1986. IGAD's vision is to be the premier regional organization for achieving peace, prosperity and regional integration in the IGAD region. Its mission is to assist and complement the efforts of the Member States through increased cooperation to achieve: Food security and environmental protection; Promotion and maintenance of peace and security and humanitarian affairs; and Economic cooperation and integration.Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  • The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. ODI works with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries. You may also want to use the website search function, or see: https://www.odi.org/our-work/sub-saharan-africa.Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • De portal maakt kennis en informatie op het van duurzaam ondernemen in ontwikkelingslanden toegankelijk. Het biedt informatie over kansen en risico’s en wijst ondernemers gericht de weg naar informatie van aangesloten organisaties die kennis en expertise hebben op dit gebied. OndernemenInOntwikkelingslanden.nl (in Dutch)
  • The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) was launched by FAO in 2010 to highlight the major political, legal and cultural factors that influence the realisation of women’s land rights throughout the world. It also serves as a platform to address, discuss and provide information about gender and land issues with the support of 84 Country Profiles, Land Tenure Statistics disaggregated by gender, and a Legal Assessment Tool for gender-equitable land tenure (LAT).FAO Gender and Land Rights Database

Other data and statistics

  • The USGS annual reviews from the 'Minerals Yearbook Volume III: Area Reports-International-Africa and the Middle East' are designed to provide timely statistical data on mineral commodities in various countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Information
  • The 2014 Environmental Performance Index is a joint project between the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) was born out of a recognition that environmental policymaking lacked scientific, quantitative rigor. Environmental Performance Index

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[Shabelle] A tense of fighting between Somali National Army and...
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[VOA] The death toll keeps climbing after Saturday's massive truck...
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[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (...
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[Nation] The massive suicide truck bomb that killed nearly 200 people...
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When Somalia's deadliest truck bomb exploded on...
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Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they...

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[Deutsche Welle] Somalia is in such a dire mess that the newly...
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The death toll in Somalia has now reached more than 300 people...

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Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they...

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GREENBELT, Md., Oct 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned...
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