The Somali crisis

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the increased interest in the topic of the Somali crisis.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue: Civil war, conflicts, democracy, democratization, foreign intervention, history, human rights, nation-building, nationalism, religion, peace keeping, political crisis, political development, political leadership, reconciliation,  rehabilitation, women, women's participation

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the crisis in Somalia. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. These links are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet, where more web links to sites related to Somalia and the crisis can be found.

Refugees International - Somalia

Information and policy recommendations on Somalia from Refugees International.

Somalia Guide

An in depth country guide on Somalia, which is an introduction to relevant sustainable development and human rights issues, with pointers to more detailed content, by OneWorld, a civil society network online, supporting people’s media.


Thomson Reuters Foundation

A resources page from Thomson Reuters that contains latest news, information, statistics and more.


Selected online articles and reports

"Fading hopes for Somalia crisis" (4 June 2007) by Jennifer Cooke, Co director, Africa Program at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The article is published at ReliefWeb.

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