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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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  • Family Social Worker: Case Study

    my bias towards the fact that the family is Muslim, evidenced by their use of the Koran, is a reality. In addition to 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,…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up Bilingual

    than likely 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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  • Gendered Violence In Sub-Saharan Africa Essay

    violence in Sub-Saharan Africa – specifically how religious traditions create a culture in which violence against women thrives. In today’s deeply polarized world, it is more important than ever to understand the extremely divisive force that is religion, and how different religious beliefs serve to inform a society’s treatment of women. Several years ago, I read Jimmy Carter’s excellent book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, and was inspired to learn more about the complex…

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  • Somali Genocide Essay

    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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  • The Importance Of Affirmative Action And Refugees Of Color

    One of these marginalized groups is refugees. Scholars agree that education and employment are among the domains necessary for the successful integration of refugees into their host country. When faced with the challenge of integration amid discrimination in employment and seeking an education, refugees of color need advocacy to seek recourse for such acts. As an underrepresented minority group, more attention should be paid to connecting resettled refugees of color to affirmative action. To…

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  • The Importance Of Triple Threat To Society

    I am a “triple threat” to society these days being a black, Muslim women. I have experienced and seen numerous of prejudiced in my lifetime. There were many times people would assume I wear the Hijab because I am terrorist. Last year, I took a government class. In that class, just like any other classes we write papers. Every time, I would get my paper back, my classmate would always compare my grades on the papers to her’s. She would always say, "How did you get a higher grade "or “Your…

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