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Somalia

Somalia, officially the Republic of Somalia, and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic under communist rule, is a country located in the Horn 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.

In antiquity, Somalia was an important center for commerce with the rest of the ancient world. Its sailors and merchants were the main suppliers of frankincense, myrrh and spices, items which were considered valuable luxuries by the Ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Mycenaeans and Babylonians with whom the Somali people traded.  Read More

Headlines Around the Web

French Connection falls on profit warning

May 18, 2012 - Financial Times

War-torn Somalia stages TEDx conference

May 18, 2012 - France24

Somalia's capital enjoys building boom

May 06, 2012 - France24

Small-caps: Red Emperor soars on oil find

Mar 08, 2012 - Financial Times

Somalia: Piracy Driving Economic Boom

Jan 23, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Somalia: Pirates Attack Spanish Warship

Jan 13, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Kenya: Local Firm to Map Out Somalia Crisis

Jan 10, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Somalia

Execution Worldwide Up by 15%, Amnesty International Reports

By IBTimes AU

The latest report from Amnesty International showed that execution rose by 15 per cent in 2013 (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW

A South Australian policeman offers a drink of water to a koala at the side of the road near Christies Beach on the outskirts of Adelaide, in this handout picture taken January 16, 2014.
World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index: New Zealand in Top 6, Australia in 8th Place

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand has placed sixth overall in the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index. The global index measured 99 countries based on eight categories which include crime, government accountability, corruption, basic rights, security and access to justice and order. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

'12 Years a Slave' Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Boyfriend: Somali Musician K'Naan, Not Dating Jared Leto

By IBTimes AU

Jared Leto has been the subject of rumours all throughout the awards season. After being spotted in deep conversation at the Mui Mui show during Paris Fashion Week, rumour has it that the 42-year-old actor and Lupita Nyong'o are dating. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, FASHION WEEK, THE OSCARS

Polio
India makes Oral Polio Vaccination (OPV) Must for Visitors

By IBTimes IN

India has made oral polio vaccine (OPV) mandatory for all travellers visiting or going out of the country. The new regulation, which came into effect from 1 March 1, is aimed at preventing re-entry of polio virus from countries like Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Syria, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, NIGERIA, ETHIOPIA, CAMEROON

Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West
Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West

By Reuters

Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations. (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, COURT, ELECTIONS, UGANDA

Hezbollah Says will Quit Syria if Arabs Stop Meddling
Hezbollah Says will Quit Syria if Arabs Stop Meddling

By Reuters

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on Sunday for Arab political forces to "stop the war on Syria," promising that if they left the country alone, his Lebanese Shi'ite group would also withdraw. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN

Defence Releases Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Environments Research

By IBTimes AU

Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) launched a research paper which shed light to sexual violence rampant in conflicted areas (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: SUDAN, MALI

Asylum seekers' boat sinks off Indonesian coast
African Asylum Seekers Accuse Australian Navy of Physical Abuse

By IBTimes AU

Asylum seekers from Africa are accusing Australian Navy personnel of torture on Wednesday. Their charges were corroborated by Hidayat, the Indonesian police chief, and backed by photos of the injuries. (Jan 22)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS

Six Dead in Nairobi Bus Attack

By IBTimes UK

At least six people have been killed in a suspected bomb attack on a minibus in Nairobi, Kenya. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, COURT, KENYA

White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite Linked to Kenya Grenade Attack

By IBTimes UK

World’s most wanted woman accused of instigating grenade attack on British tourists in Mombasa (Dec 13)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, KENYA, LONDON