Somalia : An STP Overview - Send Them Peace, The Challenge

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Somalia : An STP Overview

STP Target Dates : March 16 - Mar 27, 2016 

 

Target : Somalia 
Overview : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/so.html

 

Geography/ Climate : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Somalia
Target Coordinates Used (Lat./ Long.) : 5° 35' 38.83" N, 47° 13' 9.26" E

 

History : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Somalia
Culture : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Somalia

 

Travel Guides : www.worldtravelguide.net/somalia
Immunizations required : wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/mission_disaster/somalia?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001

 

People : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalis and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalis#Clan_and_family_structure

 

Global Peace Index Ranking : 157 (of 162) as listed at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index#Global_Peace_Index_rankings

 

Health : www.who.int/countries/som/en/

 

GDP per capita (current US$) - (year: ) : 542.6 US$/ capita (2014) 
(GDP in USA, 2014, for comparison : 54,629.50 US$/ capita). 

  • (Other countries for comparison) : 

Burundi : 286/ cap in 2014 
Somalia : 543/ cap in 2014 
Afghanistan: 634/ cap in 2014 
Cambodia : 1,090/ cap in 2014 
Myanmar : 1,203/ cap in 2014 
Yemen : 1,408/ cap in 2013 
Syria: 2,080/ cap in 2007 
Bosnia&Hz 4,790/ cap in 2014 
Belgium : 47,517/ cap in 2014 
U.S.A. : 54,629/ cap in 2014 

 

Good Country Ranking (best = 1, worst = 125) : Somalia is Not ranked in the GCR 

 

Corruptionen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Somalia also, www.transparency.org/country/#SOM
Somalia is ranked 167 out of 168 for corruption. It's score is 8 of a possible 100. 

Corruption is rampant in Somalia. A 2013 UN Monitoring Group report on Somalia and Eritrea indicated that 80 percent of withdrawals from Somalia’s central bank were made for private purposes. Somalia is NOT Free.jpg
In 2014, the monitoring group alleged that the president and a former foreign minister conspired with U.S.-based law firm Shulman Rogers to steal funds from overseas Somali assets. Source: Freedom House review of Freedom in Somalia.

 

 

 

Peace & Compassion Deficitswww.usip.org/publications/2015/07/23/the-current-situation-in-somalia

 

www.hiiraan.com/news4/2016/Feb/104025/au_lauds_progress_on_peace_efforts_in_somalia.aspx

 

books.google.be/books?id=gDhycGy84HAC&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4&dq=Bringing Peace to Somalia&source=bl&ots=cf2sjoX6d6&sig=SelCoptB1zgh5qHDG9z9Tc9YxEM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIpMz548PLAhVBApoKHUIGAs8Q6AEIPzAG#v=onepage&q=Bringing%20Peace%20to%20Somalia&f=false

 

Somali Pirates : www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/20/escape-or-die

 

 1 Mar 2016

Al-Shabaab upped terrorist attacks and recaptured locations across south-central Somalia: attacked and recaptured several towns in Lower Shabelle, Bay and Jubaland regions, including 8 Feb temporary occupation of Marka and 16 Feb attack on Afgoye, locations lost by Al-Shabaab in 2012. Local clan militia, AMISOM and Somali National Army regained control of some towns from Al-Shabaab in Middle Shabelle during month. Kenya govt claimed its 8 Feb airstrike killed Al-Shabaab Intelligence Chief Mohammed Karatey, denied by Al-Shabaab 18 Feb. Al-Shabaab 26 Feb launched complex attack involving gunmen accompanying vehicle-borne explosives on Mogadishu hotel popular with govt officials and MPs opposite presidency killing at least 30; Al-Shabaab suicide bomber and car bomb 28 Feb hit two locations in Baidoa, Bay region, killing at least 30; suicide bomber 2 Feb detonated on board passenger plane, only bomber killed. AMISOM troop contributing countries 28 Feb held summit in Djibouti to reinforce military operations against Al-Shabaab after months of setbacks. Two killed 1 Feb in anti-govt protest in Puntland’s Bari region; police same day raided home of Bari governor Gallan on suspicion of instigating protest.

 

Somalia: Why is Al-Shabaab Still A Potent Threat?

 

 

Corruption is rampant in Somalia. A 2013 UN Monitoring Group report on Somalia and Eritrea indicated that 80 percent of withdrawals from Somalia’s central bank were made for private purposes. In 2014, the monitoring group alleged that the president and a former foreign minister conspired with U.S.-based law firm Shulman Rogers to steal funds from overseas Somali assets.

 

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16/03/2016
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