Conflict in Somalia
The African continent’s most impoverished country, Somalia has existed for less than half a century, but has spent much of that time at war or struggling to retain stability. Split between warlords and Islamic militants, the East African nation faces an uncertain future, with little sign that change is on the way.
Although the country has struggled with stability for decades, it has been without a stable government since the overthrow of Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991.
The New York Times
looks at the death of Mohammed Siad Barre in 1995, four years after his 20-year dictatorship came to an end. The 1995 obituary looks back at the two decades of controversy, from 1969 until 1991.
The BBC’s Somalia Country Profile
provides the fragile history of the east African state since its formation in 1960, and the struggle between regional warlords and Islamic rebels who have taken over much of the country’s south region since Barre’s ousting.
The CIA World Factbook
has collected all relevant geographical, demographic and political information about Somalia, including its history and challenges now facing the government. It is updated on a regular basis.
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