The social history of Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya (Somalia)

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Somalis find home, hope in Minnesota lifestyle: Three of every five immigrants from impoverished nation life here, far from clan warfare (excerpt)
By Chris Tomlinson, Los Angeles Times (Bulldog Edition), Sunday 30 November 1997. The excerpt has to do with the problem of female circumcision in an situation where it is illegal.
UNICEF Warns of Impending Danger in Somalia
By Thalif Deen, IPS, 26 January 1999. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned of impending danger to some 60,000 malnourished children in Somalia—the only Third World nation that has failed to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Somalia: A health system in crisis
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 20 December 2000. The collapse of the health system in Mogadishu since the Civil War broke out in 1991. Replacement of old facilities by unregulated private ones. Increased disease in Somalia resulted from collapse of the state institution.
More Killed in Inter-Clan Fighting
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 10 July 2001. Over a dozen people were killed in inter-clan fighting in the Middle Shabelle Region, south-central Somalia, between the two Abgal sub-clans of Kabale and Abdulle Galmah. Fighting was over water wells and grazing land.
Women Slowly Making Political Inroads
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, analysis, 14 July 2003. In the past, Somali women have not had a significant role in politics, but there are now signs that the trend is slowly changing. Women from privileged groups which have been able to spend time abroad during the 13-year civil war.