In-country resource site with links to country, history, news, etc.
Index on Africa -- Somalia
Many links to Art and Culture, History, Politics, etc.
Excellent resource site with links to history, geography, business, culture,
Description of Somali language, speakers, dialects, etc.
-- The Languages of Somalia
As the title suggests, not everyone in Somalia speaks Somali.
Solid list of resources and links, not all "freeware".
Basically a links page maintained by Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi, PhD, native
speaker of Somali.
Somali-English, English-Somali Online
This dictionary is designed primarily for Somali speakers wanting to learn
English. But it works just as well in reverse.
Produced by RedSea-Online.com, "this freely-accessible data source is growing
constantly.The dictionary has currently 504 entries, 168 Somali quotes
(songs, classical poems, proverbs and other traditional sayings as well
as constitutional articles). Other 373 entries has been recently submitted
by our visitors and they pending for review and approval by the dictionary
- A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes
sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and
Politics, Very detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary
Department of State Background Notes
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional
bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site.
Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions,
Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, US Relations, and Travel/Business.
World Factbook - Somalia
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy,
Military, and Transnational Issues .
News Country Profiles - Somalia
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic
background of countries; also bio sketches of leaders, essay on media,
and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the
Resources on the Net - Somalia
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country,
with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from
all around the world.
Good resource site with maps and information on government, news, etc.
Requires sign-up to get to deeper levels.
United Nations Homepage
Includes links to UN
NewsCenter, which includes headlines in latest developments in
Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter,
Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security,
Monetary Fund - Somalia
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian
Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population,
Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.
The World Bank Group
This site is undergoing construction problems; however pre-set links to WBG
Search - Somalia and Somalia
at a Glance function.
Country Library - Somalia
From About: "TradePort is designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one
place to go for comprehensive trade information,
trade leads, and company databases.
Information Administration Country
Analysis Briefs - Somalia
From About: "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created
by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of
Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to
promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding
regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent
agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance
around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."
World Health Organization
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations
specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective,
as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the
highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution
as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely
the absence of disease or infirmity."
Federation of the Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies - Somalia
International Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest
humanitarian organisation, with 178 member
International - Somalia
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide.
Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique
insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.
Rights Watch - Somalia
Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting
the human rights of people around the world.
Planet World Guide - Somalia
people at Lonely Planet are not your typical
travel guides. They're bright and on top
of situations in the countries they write
about. A lot can be learned from them. Typical
headings include: Introduction, Facts for
the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and
Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track,
Activities, History, Culture, Environment,
Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and
Further Reading and Related Weblinks.
Places - Somalia
This is an unusual website: "The authors and publishers assume no
liability nor do they encourage you to do, see, visit or try any of the
activities or actions discussed in this site." Nonetheless, there
is some very good, hard to find information here - whether you're a soldier
of fortune or just an interested student of the country.
In-country website with links to government organizations and political
Connects you with a few newspapers and magazines. Not much for Somalia.
About 3 online Somali newspapers from this print media megasite.
News -- Somalia
Current and recent events news reports in English from a variety of sources.
Somali Service -- In
Somali and English
News, Educational Projects, and even Missing Persons reports.
About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio
and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark
favorite radio stations for listening.