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Questions tagged [somalia]

Questions relating to the government or politics of the Federal Republic of Somalia

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On what basis is the government in Mogadishu recognized as the only legitimate authority in Somalia, given that it only controls the capital area?

The government in Mogadishu is recognised as the only legitimate authority in Somalia by international organizations. But on what basis was this determination made, given that Somalia has been in a ...
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What is the homicide rate in Somalia? [closed]

I am just asking based on this, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_Civil_War_(2009%E2%80%93present) It says 6000 killed over ten years in a population of 14 million. That's a homicide rate of 4/...
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Has Somalia always had a government just not one wikipedia recognizes?

Like adid and the various Somalia national army spinoffs. Was there ever a period with no actual government.
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Why isn't Somalia a part of the East African Federation?

The East African Federation is a proposed nation state that's made up of 6 unified east African states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. This doesn't include Somalia, a ...
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Why did Rep. Omar conclude her criticism of US troops with the phrase “NotTodaySatan”? [closed]

Putting aside whether or not Omar was truthful when she tweeted: ...the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day (in reference to the October 1993 Battle of Mogadishu) Why ...
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The current status of diplomatic relationship between the US and Somalia

Somalia has been rocked by civil war for nearly three decades; added to that with the rise of extremest group like Al-Shabaab. Diplomatic relationship between the two countries has been on and off due ...
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What's the cause of Somalia's 30+ year civil war? [duplicate]

The country has been in a state of civil war since 1991 after the removal of the Siad Barre dictatorship regime. The country has since never truly had a stable government and it's current government ...
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Why is Somaliland not recognized by any country?

Somaliland is unrecognized state in Northern Somalia. While Somalia is plagued with violence and terrorism, Somaliland has remained peaceful and separated from the war. Somaliland has its own currency,...
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What political policies could be used to stop nuclear waste dumping off Somalia's coast?

I was stunned to learn that it is alleged that Europeans are dumping waste - including radioactive wastes - off the coast of Somalia, a practice that some say is responsible for the rise in piracy. ...
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Why did Somalia fail as a state, and what keeps it from coming back?

When considering a list of "failed" states, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia are usually considered the textbook examples (see Fragile States Index, 2012). Yemen seems to have crawled back on its ...