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  • Causes Of The Somali Civil War

    The next cause of the Somali Civil War is the prevalence of clans in Somalia. The role of clans in Somalia is an important social unit in Somalia just as it is in the rest of Africa. Upon saying that, there is a lot of division that goes into the formation of these clans despite the fact Somalia is very homogenous and the population is 99% Somalian (Terdman 2008, 12). Due to this, the vast majority of its citizens share both a common language and a common culture. (Woods 1997, 1) Still, clans are often split up in to sub-sections through patrilineal lineages (Elmi and Barise 2006, 6). One sub-clan in Somalia is estimated to consist of 100,000 members (Terdman 2008, 13). One of the most dominant clans is the Hawiye. Members of this clan live…

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  • Somali Genocide Essay

    This is similar to another lesser known, but longer lasting genocide called the Somali Genocide. The Somali genocide started as clan warfare after the fall of Siyad Barre and his regime. The barbaric events occurred over a span of 21 years (1988-2009). It was in 2009 that all foreign powers left the area and an election took place. While this might seem like the beginnings of a new and better and more stable country,…

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  • Family Social Worker: Case Study

    my own personal experience, I am subject to the daily influence of mainstream media which tends to report violent acts of terror, often associated with forms of radical individuals who happen to be a Somali Muslim as well. In very recent cases, some of the attackers in Minnesota have been of Somali descent. Minneapolis, Minnesota has the largest population of Somali immigrants, with Columbus, Ohio being the second largest (Ohio Department of Public Safety, 2013, p. 5). On top of all of the…

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  • Julius General Karaki Case Study

    “exceptionally meritorious service” between July 2011 and March 2013. The citation for the award credits the military’s success against the Al-Shabaab to General Karangi’s strategic vision, leadership, and significant embodiment of the combatant character. It further states that, to liberate the port city of Kismayu, the General authorized the implementation of a multifaceted joint arms operation that effectively utilized land, sea and aerospace components. The citation honored him for…

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  • Dire Dawa Case Study

    For all of Dire Dawa 76,815 households were counted living in 72,937 housing units, which results in an average of 4.5 persons to a household, with urban households having on average 4.2 and rural households 4.9 people. Ethnic groups in the region include the Oromo (45%), Somali (25%), Amhara (23%), Gurage (3%), and Harari (1%). The religion with the most believers in Dire Dawa is Muslim with 70.8%, 25.71% are Ethiopia Orthodox, 2.81% Protestant, and 0.43%…

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  • A Long Way Gone Essay

    from the United States to prevent starvation and the spread of disease. In the fiscal year of 2008, the US provided more than $270 million in resources as a gift to the Somali people. Although US citizens are contributing greatly to support essentially an entire continent, needs of the people have influenced aggressive internal competition for basic resources. This has brought on consequences including internal civil warfare among local citizens, but puts international trade at risk as the most…

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  • Gendered Violence In Sub-Saharan Africa Essay

    this major affords me. I plan on participating in the Dar es Salaam program this summer, beginning my study of Swahili while taking on an internship and conducting my own research. I also hope to spend the second semester of my junior year in either Cape Town or Gaborone. These study abroad opportunities will provide me with an on-the-ground look at the issues I am studying, and will allow me to hone my language skills and personal experiences with the cultures I am passionate about. I am…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up Bilingual

    would understand a foreign language faster that most people. The only bad thing is none of this can go on their resumes. I am bilingual. I speak English as well as Somali. My family came to the U.S. when I was about 2 years old so the only things I know about the Somali culture I learned from my family. So as you can imagine I’ve always had this desire to learn more about the Somali culture and Somalis history. This desire…

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  • Reflective Essay In English

    I was born in Somalia, but I was raised in a small village called Mander in Kenya. When I grew up and started going to school, I learned three languages. The first one was my Native Language which is Somali, the second one was Kiswahili which was used as the national language in Kenya, and my third language was English. In schools in Kenya, the community was not paying more attention to the English language so much as they do to Kiswahili language because they wanted to stick with their…

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  • Aria By Richard Rodriguez Summary

    speak two languages. In the passage Aria, by Richard Rodriguez, it focuses on the author’s life in which he came from Mexico, whose family decided to adopt English as their main language. This story has impacted me because my situation when I arrived in America is somewhat similar to that of Rodriguez life. Learning English isn’t easy especially when a person is new to the country. I think it’s better if bilingual education wasn’t taught in English. It could cause miscommunication the individual…

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