Somalia, formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation at the Horn of Africa in East Africa. Continentally, it is entirely surrounded by Ethiopia and Djibouti on the north and mid-west, by Kenya on its south-west, and by the Gulf of Aden on its north, and the Indian Ocean at its eastern border. It currently exists solely in a de jure capacity. Somalia has no recognized central government authority nor any other feature associated with an established independent state. De facto authority resides in the hands of the governments for the unrecognized entities of Somaliland and Puntland, and with other rival warlords.
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator between the Gulf of Aden on the north and Indian Ocean on the east. Together with Ethiopia and Djibouti it is often referred to as the Horn of Africa. It borders Djibouti on the northwest, Ethiopia on the west, and Kenya on southwest. Somalia comprises Italy's former Trust Territory of Somalia and the former British Protectorate of Somaliland (now seeking recognition as an independent state). The coastline extends 3,025 kilometres (1,880 mi) -- the longest coastline in Africa.
The northern part of the country is hilly, and in many places the altitude ranges between 900 and 2,100 metres (3,000 ft.-7,000 ft) above sea level. The central and southern areas are flat, with an average altitude of less than 180 metres (600 ft). The Juba and the Shebelle Rivers rise in Ethiopia and flow south across the country towards the Indian Ocean. The Shebelle, however, does not reach the sea except during seasons of high rain.
Major climatic factors are a year-round hot climate, seasonal monsoon winds, and irregular rainfall with recurring droughts. Mean daily maximum temperatures range from 30°C to 40°C (85°F-105°F), except at higher elevations and along the east coast. Mean daily minimums usually vary from about 15°C to 30°C (60°F-85°F). The southwest monsoon, a sea breeze, makes the period from about May to October the mildest season at Mogadishu. The December-February period of the northeast monsoon is also relatively mild, although prevailing climatic conditions in Mogadishu are rarely pleasant. The "tangambili" periods that intervene between the two monsoons (October-November and March-May) are hot and humid.
Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
October 21, 1969: Muhammad Siad Barre assumed l power in a military following the assassination of Somalia's second President, Abdi Rashid Ali Shermarke. Barre nationalized the economy with the help of Soviet . and west His Supreme Ruling Council formulated political and legal institutions based on the Qur'an,
he lost war with mostly hawiye jihadist UCS ... The neglect from his Western Allied After the Cold War . This caused anarchy and widespread starvation. We will pick up this story in 1992 as Americans paid a horrendous price and yet failed to save the people of Somalia from the butchery of Islamic warlords
wor BETWEEN the West and the Arabs in horn of Africa. today jihadist are winning.... Time for the West to wake up. Remember the good old day.
Somalia has had thirteen conferences since the collapse of the Siad Barre. All of them failed miserably due to myopic approaches by the international community. In order to settle the long-standing Somali political crisis, we need to grasp the root causes of the problem and then find solutions that are viable.
That's How It Used to Be .. Freedom Day Celebration in somalia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw1JbHHHXJg&feature=related.mostly and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf_HMWp0l5c&feature=related mostly hawiye al shabaab and ogaden (ONLF) The jehadist agenda's is driven by the deeds of the meglomanicas that .... Peace , freedom, democracy, liberty can not be imposed through war . "Radical" Islam is a term used to define the form of Islam that uses death and violence to bring about "submission" to God's will. I prefer to call it radical shaitanism. Because if Islam is a religion of peace, then any self-defined muslims exhorting violence are following an inverted creed, ergo Al Qaeda worships Satan not Allah. We Are Without Excuse
We Are Without ExcuseUnlearned lessons from Mogadishu. http://www.prophetofdoom.net/Islam_Commentary_Black_Hawk_Down_We_Are_Without_Excuse.Islam