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    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

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    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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    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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    “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

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    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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    Trump's Foreign Policy

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    cannot travel back to the U.S and the executive order can “cause other countries to place bans on U.S workers” (Gharib). Somalia, which is one of the countries listed on the ban, will be significantly impacted if humanitarian aid workers are not able to provide aid. Unicef has predicted that 850,000 children will be malnourished in Somalia in 2017, so it is crucial that humanitarian aid workers provide help to Somali children (Goldman). However, there is a possibility that many of these children…

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    Somaliland Research Paper

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    The Republic of Somaliland (formerly known as north-west Somalia) is situated in the horn of Africa. Its boundaries are defined by the Gulf of Aden to the north, Somalia to the east, federal state of Ethiopia to the south and west, and republic of Djibouti in the northwest. The total area of Somaliland is 137,600 km2 with a coastline of 850kms with the most strategic sea ports in the world (i.e. Berbera Port, Zeila, and Los-qorey etc.). The population is estimated at four million consists of…

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    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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    The Somali Civil War has been ongoing since 1991. From famine, to a large drop in the economy, to the lack of education being provided, the country is facing many challenges. Conferences are held, and speeches are given to try and get Somalia and the Somali people out of crisis. Many speeches are given at these conferences, but there are two that can be analyzed and compared on their use of ethos, logos, and pathos. David Cameron and Herman Van Rompuy play two very different roles in the Somali…

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    Adversity In My Life

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    I was born on the third of March, 2000, three months before Eritrea merely broke away from Ethiopia. Ethiopia annexed Eritrea in the late 1960s. Long story short, those nations started to fight over land and sea. They had ongoing border fights for about 30 years until a major war broke out in 1998 which lasted 2 years. In May, 1991, Eritrea had gained its independence from Ethiopia; however, the fight didn't stop there. In May of 2000, Eritrea was officially separated from Ethiopia. Since then,…

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