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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 ...
Assessing drought displacement risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali pastoralists
J. Ginnetti; T. Franck / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
This study represents an initial attempt to assess patterns of displacement related to droughts in selected countries of the Horn of Africa, specifically the border regions of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. The analysis is based ...
Disaster-related displacement from the Horn of Africa
V. Kolmannskog; T. Afifi / Norwegian Refugee Council, 2014
Between 2008 and 2012, 144 million people were forced to leave their homes by sudden-onset disasters around the world. The vast majority of them fled from floods, storms and wildfires and others effects of climate change. Most remain ...
Somali pirates have rights too: judicial consequences and human rights concerns
D. Osiro / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
This paper deals with the international community’s efforts conducted in countering piracy in the Horn of Africa, focusing particularly on the legality of the existing piracy jurisdiction. The paper underlines that defini...
Bottlenecks to deployment! police capacity building and deployment in Africa
F.B. Aboagye; X. Ejoyi; A.A. Asamoah / Institute for Security Studies, 2010
This study explores the police training environment in Africa and gauges some of the key challenges to the smooth deployment of trained police officers. The paper notices that complex emergencies will continue to be a feature o...
Somalia dilemmas: changing security dynamics, but limited policy choices
S.A. Dersso / Institute for Security Studies, 2010
It has been nearly two decades since the collapse of Somalia and the beginning of the protracted conflict in the country. Despite this situation, the conflict continues to rage on and to injure, maim and kill tens of thousands of Soma...
The chair of the African Union: what prospect for institutionalisation?
D. Lecoutre / Institute for Security Studies, 2010
The chair of the Pan-African organisation (PAO) is one position that can be scrutinised and defined with difficulty. Its real political and institutional significance can only be appraised through a historical analysis because it is a...
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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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