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National Profile Resources
African Development Bank Group
Profile and documents on Somalia from this multilateral finance organization, established in 1964
Online volume on history of Somalia prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress
A private non-profit institution of higher learning in Mogadishu, Somalia, established 1996
Somalia and U.S. Relations
Articles and information on Somalia with images
Catalogue of world languages
A web site on ethnic medicine and cultural beliefs from the the University of Washington, Health Sciences Library and the Harborview Medical Center
Somalia Between Jihad and Restoration by
Call Number: DT407.4 .S54 2008
Since 1991 Somalia has been defined as a failing state, one that lacks an effective central government. The vacuum of power in Somalia, in turn, enabled Al Qaida and other radical Islamic organizations to find allies and refuge in there. Shay’s account shows how the presence of radical Islamic entities in the area, alongside local problems and conflicts, has turned Somalia into a focal point in the global war against terror.
Somalia: state collapse, terrorism and piracy by
Call Number: DT407.4 .S666 2011
The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and commerce? Which aspects of Somalia's economic, social and political landscape can be considered successful, and how do these ‘success stories’ reflect some of the more problematic issues the country faces? This book sheds light on all of these topics and more. With six contributing authors, the book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.
Somalia, the New Barbary? by
Call Number: Available Online
Somali piracy is repeatedly associated with the historical specter of barbary. Martin Murphy, author of the definitive guide to modern maritime piracy and terrorism, employs his critically-acclaimed approach to review the history, motivation, organization, criminal methods, and operational tactics of Somali piracy, from its initial manifestation in the early-1990s to today. He links their activities and fortunes to the rise and fall of Somalia's political groups; explains how and why violent Islamists operate within Somalia; and outlines the extent to which they may exploit maritime dimensions in the future. He concludes with a consideration of the various political and military solutions being used to meet these challenges.
Based in Africa, this source produces and aggregates news from over 130 African organizations
Web site published by an independent international news organization, with coverage on Somalia
New York Times
Times Topics: Somalia
Articles and online resources on Somalia in this U.K. daily focusing on world news
RSS Feed - Somalia
News Updates from the Guardian