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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Crisis, conflict, peacebuilding and security

  • Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. Our purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide.Genocide Watch map
  • The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Council on Foreign Relations
  • 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
  • Insecurity Insight is an association dedicated to helping organisations to collect, manage and analyse data on 'people in danger'. Insecurity Insight runs the Aid in Danger project in partnership with security focal points from humanitarian organisations. The projects pools confidential security incident data and provides trend and topic analysis on humanitarian security for the humanitarian community.Insecurity Insight - attacks on health care
  • The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) was established in 2010 by organizations from the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected fragile states, higher education, protection, international human rights, and international humanitarian law who were concerned about on-going attacks on educational institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity. GCPEA Education Under Attack
  • 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
  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • IPIS is an independent research institute providing tailored information, analysis and capacity enhancement to support those actors who want to realize a vision of durable peace, sustainable development and the fulfillment of human rights.IPIS Research
  • Security Council Report’s mission is to advance the transparency and effectiveness of the UN Security Council. Security Council Report
  • OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. The OCHA Humanitarian Data Exchange lets you find, share and use humanitarian data, all in one placeHumanitarian Data Exchange

Economy

  • The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) has created these interactive visualizations of downloadable time-series data that reflect the very latest trade data available in UN Comtrade. In addition, to the extent possible, the data gaps were estimated and flagged accordingly. Countries’ export and import data are displayed in a world map that is color-coded by trade intensity and visualizations of trade balances, top trading partners, top traded commodities, etc. and it can be further customized by selecting individual or multiple countries, regions and/or commodities, and period.UN Comtrade data explorer
  • Resourcetrade.earth has been developed by Chatham House to enable users to explore the fast-evolving dynamics of international trade in natural resources, the sustainability implications of such trade, and the related interdependencies that emerge between importing and exporting countries and regions.International resource trade

Development

  • The Indices of Social Development (ISD) hosted by ISS brings together 200 indicators, synthesising them into a usable set of measures to track how different societies perform along six dimensions of social development (data available for download as .slx, .csv, or .odf)ISS Indices of Social Development
  • The UNESCO transparency portal has been designed to enable public access to information about the Organization's activities across sectors, countries, and regions, accompanied by some detail on budgetary and donor information. UNESCO transparency portal
  • Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Its mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. Chatham House carries out independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities. UK Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • The Arab Development Portal (ADP) is an initiative of the Coordination Group of Arab, National and Regional Development Institutions (CG), the Islamic Development Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initiative aims to enhance the knowledge of people on development in the Arab region.Arab Development Portal
  • The SDG Knowledge Hub is an online resource center for news and commentary regarding the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Knowledge Hub is managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which is fully responsible for its content. SDG Knowledge Hub
  • The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG Index and Dashboards
  • The World Bank SDG dashboards present data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) that help to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they are not always the official indicators for SDG monitoring. WDI Sustainable Development Goals
  • This dissemination platform of the Global SDG Indicators Database provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals".UN Global SDG Indicators Database
  • 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
  • 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. Ondernemen In Ontwikkelingslanden (Dutch)

Other data and statistics

  • The Population Reference Bureau (USA) analyzes demographic data and research to provide objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in accessible formats.Population Reference Bureau Intl. data
  • Data dashboards on Economy, Energy, Demographics etc. for the COMESA member countries.COMESA Data Dashboards
  • The Global Slavery Index provides a map, country by country, of the estimated prevalence of modern slavery, together with information about the steps each government has taken to respond to this issue. This information allows an objective comparison and assessment of both the problem and adequacy of the response in 167 countries.Global Slavery Index

Publications

  • 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

News about Somalia

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12/11/2019 - 03:14

Somali Security forces have shot to death five attackers who...

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Mogadishu [Somalia], Dec 11 (ANI): Armed militants of a Somalia-based...
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12/10/2019 - 23:05

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12/10/2019 - 18:10
Operatives of Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in...
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12/10/2019 - 18:43
MOGADISHU, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in...
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12/10/2019 - 14:28
[EU Navfor] EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA flagship the ESPS...
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12/10/2019 - 13:38
Inter-Clan Clashes in Somalia Leaves At Least 20 Dead...
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12/10/2019 - 13:04
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* Ethiopian PM wins Nobel prize for securing peace with Eritrea...
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12/10/2019 - 11:31
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia lost their first game at the CECAFA tournament...
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[Dalsan Radio] At least 20 people have been killed and about 25...
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[Dalsan Radio] The UN senior envoy in Somalia on Monday called on the...
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12/10/2019 - 11:38
[Observer] The Sixth Judicial Civil Law Court at the Temple of...
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12/10/2019 - 11:50
A military helicopter was deployed to rescue some 70 guests stranded...
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12/10/2019 - 10:57
[Shabelle] The UN senior envoy in Somalia on Monday called on the...
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[Shabelle] At least 20 people have been killed and about 25 others...
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12/10/2019 - 06:50
[Capital FM] Kampala -Allan Okello struck a sensational brace as...
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12/10/2019 - 05:45
[ISS] Tensions between Somaliland and Puntland have increased over...
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12/10/2019 - 05:38
The Various Layers to the Somaliland-Puntland Discord:...
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12/09/2019 - 22:34
Regional Feuds and Clannism to Decide Somalia Election?...
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12/09/2019 - 19:51
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[Dalsan Radio] The first phase of a nationwide integrated polio and...
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