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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Crisis, conflict, security

  • The Global Observatory provides timely analysis on peace and security issues by experts, journalists, and policymakers. It is published by the International Peace Institute. The views expressed here represent those of the contributors and not IPI.IPI Global Observatory
  • The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an African non-profit organisation with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal. It partners to build knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future. It's goal is to enhance human security as a means to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity. The topics ISS covers through research, policy advice and training are listed here, alongside the regions making up the continent. Select one or more topic and region to access results of our work that interest you.Institute for Security Studies
  • 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
  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Security Council Report’s mission is to advance the transparency and effectiveness of the UN Security Council. Security Council Report
  • Provides the current travel advice of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch). Reisadviezen Rijksoverheid (Dutch)


  • This website provides access to the open data of official development aid projects and programmes in IATI format, started after January 2015 and executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – These projects are commissioned and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Netherlands Enterprise Agency aiddata
  • At this transparency portal you can find every development cooperation activity supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010. The portal enables you to find the activities in specific countries or regions, in sectors or by receiver organisation. This platform extracts the raw IATI data published by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the IATI registry, and presents it in an easy-to-use web interface. It does not alter or interpret the data in any way.Dutch Foreign Affairs open aid data
  • Blogging platform with guest post about Africa. This category is about development issues. The content is shared with partner platforms such as The Guardian African Network, Christian Science Monitor and the European Centre for Development Policy Management. Africa on the Blog
  • The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.African Development Bank Group

Food, water, land and health

  • UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.UN Aids
  • Free online database and additional resources of health and human rights law.Health and Human Rights resources
  • The UN World Health Organisation regional offices in Africa. WHO Regional Offices in Africa
  • The African Union Center for Disease Control and prevention.Africa CDC

Climate, environment, energy and resources

  • Launched at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005, the role of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is to help improve the lives and economic well-being of millions of Africa’s people through encouraging, supporting and promoting increased investment in infrastructure in Africa, from both public and private sources. With a focus on regional programmes and initiatives, the ICA helps to facilitate infrastructure development in the water, transport, energy and ICT sectors. Infrastructure Consortium for Africa


  • A blog written by Ali Moussa Iye about the history and perspectives of (oral) literature and poetry in Somalia.Somali literature
  • EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training. The EADI Research Monitor is a publication database for development research.EADI Research Monitor
  • Science Magazine website.Science Magazine
  • A list of free, Africa-related journals, provided by the ASCL Library.Free Africa-related journals

News about Somalia

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06/05/2020 - 13:21
[The Exchange] In Somalia, the challenge to contain COVID-19 is...
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[Dalsan Radio] A group of 7 Kenyan contractors who had been stationed...
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06/04/2020 - 17:10
Countries: Bangladesh, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the...
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06/04/2020 - 15:10
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia is set to open the domestic flights after a...
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06/04/2020 - 15:11
[Dalsan Radio] Galmudug regional state president Ahmed Abdi Kariye (...
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06/04/2020 - 13:00
Countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan,...
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06/04/2020 - 13:01
As Islamist and other rebels wreak havoc in the Sahel, states and...
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06/04/2020 - 11:23
[East African] Somalia's Planning, Investment and Economic...
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06/04/2020 - 10:13
[Dalsan Radio] The political and security gains made by Somalia over...
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06/04/2020 - 10:14
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's health ministry has dispatched medical...
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06/04/2020 - 10:21
[Dalsan Radio] Several fighters are feared dead in a clash between...
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06/04/2020 - 10:22
[Nairobi News] A unit of Al-Shabaab militants chopped off the right...
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06/04/2020 - 09:08
[Nation] Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants amputated the right hand of a...
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06/03/2020 - 19:36

The novel coronavirus has complicated the election-year calendar...

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06/03/2020 - 18:44
The United Nations has appealed for support for Somalia, as the Horn...
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06/03/2020 - 18:30
In the coming months, desert locusts will continue breeding in...
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Kenya continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with cases steadily...
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