Somalia, Failed State become Pirate Country.
Somalia, officially the Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya on its southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen on its north, the Indian Ocean at its east, and Ethiopia to the west. Somalia’s terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. The weather is hot throughout the year, except at the higher elevations in the north. Rainfall is sparse, and most of Somalia has a semiarid-to- arid environment. Somalia principally desert area; Somalia faces Natural hazards likes recurring droughts; frequent dust storms over eastern plains in summer; floods during rainy season.
Somalia’s long coastline (more than 3,300 kilometers) has been of importance chiefly in permitting trade with the Middle East and the rest of the Horn of Africa. With this geographic ituation, Somalia is facing problems with their desert land, but have advantages in maritime area.
Somalia organized into clan groupings, which are important social units; clan membership plays a central part in Somali culture and politics. Clans are patrilineal and are typically divided into sub-clans, sometimes with many sub-divisions. The Clan structure plays important role in Somalia social and culture. There are 5 main clan in Somalia, Darod, Dir, Hawiye, Isaaq and Rahanweyn. Each clan try to get influence among Somalia government. (more…)