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Somali Studies Meeting


Somalia at Crossroads Conference

January 27 and 28, OSU is hosting a conference to deepen public discourse and understanding of the complex situation in Somalia. Issues to be discussed include the national roadmap, piracy, humanitarian crisis, frontline state military interventions, Diaspora remittance challenges, and community development issues. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Mershon Center announcement and video or go to the local events calendar of the Center for African Studies to download the program.

Somalia country profile

Map of Somalia

Somalia has been without an effective central government since President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991.

Years of fighting between rival warlords and an inability to deal with famine and disease have led to the deaths of up to one million people.

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