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Government Resources and International Information: Somalia


About Somalia

Britain withdrew from British Somaliland in 1960 to allow its protectorate to join with Italian Somaliland and form the new nation of Somalia. In 1969, a coup headed by Mohamed SIAD Barre ushered in an authoritarian socialist rule that managed to impose a degree of stability in the country for a couple of decades. After the regime's collapse early in 1991, Somalia descended into turmoil, factional fighting, and anarchy. Source: World Factbook

Somalia: Economy, Business,Labor, Banking, Industry and Trade

Somalia: Education, Literacy and Libraries

Somalia: Equality, Democracy, Civil and Human Rights

Somalia: Government, Elections and Politics

Somalia: Health, Disability, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness

Somalia: International Relations, Diplomacy and Foreign Assistance

Somalia: Judicial System, Courts and Law

Somalia: Military, Defense, Intelligence, Terrorism and Peace