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Somalia, two weights, two measures. Are we blind? Do we belong to a generation of pseudo zombie?

We sing by heart "is the final struggle" And in our continent, the number of refugees, displaced of war, people dying from diseases that are eradicated elsewhere is increasing. I look at the flag of the African Union and an uninterrupted stream of questions arises. The founding fathers of the former OAU had the sacred flame. The question that comes as a watermark. Would it be a pen-pusher mentality that has become the norm? Do not make waves, finish your term and perhaps that obedience will be rewarded. We live right into the Arab spring, Somalia is in autumn. The country has the longest coast of Africa disappeared from radar. Pirates? Blah.. We will increase insurance premiums and we'll see... A rough guess, all countries that suffer from these modern-day Red Beards have the heads in the sand. I know we lost countless forces from sisters countries on the ground. Having forces on the ground is a positive development but we really need more. Dialog is paramount. Unless is the helicopter of the U.S. forces they see in their dreams (Black Hawk down). My motto? Africans solutions to Africans problems. Which one is this equation that prevented that Somalia be a haven of peace with tourist sites along the longest side of our continent? These are unjustifiable suffering.

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Somali Republic Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya

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Coat of arms

Anthem: Soomaaliyeey toosoo Somalia, Wake Up

Capital (and largest city)

202N 4521E

Official language(s) Somali, Arabic[1][2] Somalis (85%), Benadiris, Bantus Ethnic groups and other non-Somalis (15%)[2] Somali;[2] Somalian[3] Demonym Coalition government Government President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Formation British Somaliland 1884 Italian Somaliland 1889 July 1, 1960[2] August 25, 1979[2] Area 637,657 km2 (43rd) 246,200 sq mi Population 9,925,640[2] (86th) 16.12[4]/km2 (199) 6.22/sq mi 2010 estimate $5.896 billion[2] (158th)

- Union and independence Constitution


2011 estimate Density

GDP (PPP) Total

Per capita

$600[2] (222nd) N/A (Not ranked) Somali shilling (SOS) EAT (UTC+3) not observed (UTC+3) right SO .so 252

HDI (2010) Currency Time zone Summer (DST) Drives on the ISO 3166 code Internet TLD Calling code

Transitional Federal Charter of the Somali Republic

Somalia ( /somli/ soh-MAH-lee-; Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: a-ml), officially the Somali Republic (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya, Arabic: Jumhriyyat a-ml) and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic under communist rule, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Since the outbreak of the Somali Civil War in 1991 there has been no central government control over most of the country's territory.[2] The internationally recognized Transitional Federal Government controls only a small part of the country. Somalia has been characterized as a failed state and is one of the poorest and most violent states in the world.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] Somalia lies in the eastern-most part of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Ethiopia to the west. It has the longest coastline on the continent,[13] and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.[2] Hot conditions prevail year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.[14] In antiquity, Somalia was an important centre for commerce with the rest of the ancient world,[15][16] and according to most scholars,[17][18] it is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt.[19][20] During the Middle Ages, several powerful Somali empires dominated the regional trade, including the Ajuuraan State, the Sultanate of Adal, the Warsangali Sultanate and the Gobroon Dynasty. In the late nineteenth century, the British and Italians gained control of parts of the coast, and established British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland[21] In the interior, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan's Dervish State successfully repulsed the British Empire four times and forced it to retreat to the coastal region,[22] but the Dervishes were finally defeated in 1920 by British airpower.[23] Italy acquired full control of their parts of the region in 1927. This occupation lasted until 1941, when it was replaced by a British military administration. Northern Somalia would remain a protectorate, while southern Somalia became a trusteeship. 1960 saw the union of the two regions into the independent Somali Republic under a civilian government.[24] Mohamed Siad Barre seized power in 1969 and established the Somali Democratic Republic. In 1991, Barre's government collapsed as the Somali Civil War broke out. Since 1991, no central government has controlled the entirety of the country, despite several attempts to establish a unified central government.[25] The northwestern part of the country has been relatively stable under the self-declared, but unrecognized, sovereign state of

Somaliland.[26] The self-governing region of Puntland covers the northeast of the country. It declares itself to be autonomous, but not independent from Somalia.[2] The Islamist Al-Shabaab controls a large part of the south of the country. Without a central government, Somalia's inhabitants subsequently reverted to local forms of conflict resolution, either civil, Islamic, or customary law.[2] The internationally recognized Transitional Federal Government controls only parts of the capital and some territory in the centre of the nation, but has reestablished national institutions such as the Military of Somalia, and is working towards eventual national elections in 2012, when the interim government's mandate expires.[27][28] During the two decades of war and lack of government, Somalia has maintained an informal economy, based mainly on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications.[2][29]