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Somalia

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Overview

In a state of war since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991, Somalia is a no-go zone for travelers not also working as relief agents or military personnel.

Nevertheless, despite the present danger of the capital, Mogadishu, occasional brave (or reckless) souls make their way to the city of Hargeisa in the self-declared autonomous region of Somaliland. Safer than the east of the country, recreational travel to the region remainsl miniscule.

Somalia Articles

What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

6 countries that aren’t really countries

There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea

Living in Mogadishu used to be “hell.” Here’s what it’s like now.

51 things to do in 51 African countries

24 hours in Mogadishu, Somalia [pics]

Let’s turn Mogadishu upside down

Risking everything for music and peace in Somalia

Notes on being a doula in Somaliland

Famine in Somalia. It’s still happening.

Famine in Somalia: A ground-level update

Craig Kielburger on how to REALLY fight famine in East Africa

Mapping the food crisis and famine in East Africa

5 ways to help the East African famine victims