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Situational analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia
S. Crawford; S. Ali / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015
The overall aim of the situational analysis in Somalia is for government, donors and the UN to gain a greater understanding of existing interventions towards ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), and to identify gaps so as...
Cost assessment of environmental degradation in the Middle East and North Africa region – selected issues
B. Larsen / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
This paper estimates the cost of inadequate potable water, sanitation and hygiene, outdoor air pollution, and cropland degradation in 16 countries of the Arab League. The paper pointes that the 16 countries under study represent great...
Somalian piracy: an alternative perspective
P.K. Ghosh / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2010
The tendency of nation States to attempt solving the problem of modern piracy exclusively through the employment of their naval and military might is a flawed effort and has, more often than not, proved unsuccessful. At best, it has r...
Peace and Security Council Report: Issue 66
Institute for Security Studies, 2015
This edition includes: Special Focus: African Union summit: Heads of state of the PSC deferred the tabling of a crucial report on South Sudan and decided to send a regional force to combat Boko Haram. A range of side me...
Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia: an intricate process
L. Miyandazi / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2012
In the midst of Somalia’s decades of conflict, al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terrorist group with al-Qaeda links, has become particularly noticeable not only nationally but also regionally. Foreign intervention, therefore, is no n...
The elusive quest for Arab economic development
A. Galal; H. Selim / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
Today, Arab countries are not considered developed by international standards. This paper reviews the development experience of the Arab countries since World War II, arguing that the lack of inclusive economic and political instituti...
A pocket of stability: understanding Somaliland
D.R. Forti / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2011
On 18 May 2011 the self-proclaimed and unrecognised state of Somaliland celebrated its twentieth year of de facto independence from the Somali Republic. Emerging after the collapsed Siad Barre regime in 1991, Somaliland has developed ...
The power these men have over us: sexual exploitation and abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia
Human Rights Watch, 2014
This research document provides findings on sexual exploitation and abuse in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, predominantly by personnel of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at and around the African Union Mission in Soma...
Radicalisation and al-Shabaab recruitment in Somalia
M. Abdile / Institute for Security Studies, 2014
Effective counter-radicalisation strategies should be based on an empirical understanding of why people join terrorist organisations. Researchers interviewed former al-Shabaab fighters and identified a complex array of reasons for why...
Stoning in Iran, Somalia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan & Sudan
W. Fautré; A. Iman; F. Timmins 2012
The practice of stoning is closely associated with religious laws and observances. In ancient times, many communities used the practice to punish those who were deemed to have gone against God, challenged existing norms or threatened ...
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Institute for Practical Research and Training, Somalia (IPR / IPRT)
Independent research and training educational institute. IPRT operates an independent research center where Somali and non-Somali scholars conduct research on selected post-war reconstruction issues (including landmines, political development) WWW site includes full text of publications and conference proceedings
Somalia Online
Site containing reports and links to general information on Somalia and events taking place. Links to country information, maps, current and past news reports.
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