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Author : Gerald Hanley
ISBN : 0907871836
Genre : Travel
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A superb portrait of one of the world's most desolate lands, inhabited by fiercely independent tribesmen. Describing a little known aspect of WWII, a group of British Army soldiers try to prevent bloodshed between feuding Somalian tribes.
Category: Travel

Politics And Economics Of Africa

Author : Frank Columbus
ISBN : 1560728833
Genre : Political Science
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Politics & Economics of Africa, Volume 1
Category: Political Science

Me Against My Brother

Author : Scott Peterson
ISBN : 9781135955519
Genre : Political Science
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As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all out war - one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his first-person experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.Filled with the dust, sweat and powerful detail of real-life, Me Against My Brother graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering. Also includes a 16-page color insert.
Category: Political Science

Into The Beehive The Somali Habr Gidr Clan As An Adaptive Enemy

Author : Major Mark F. Duffield USAF
ISBN : 9781782899723
Genre : History
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On October 3rd 1993, US efforts in Somalia culminated as the result of an overnight battle that cost eighteen American lives and effectively silenced all optimism that Somalia could be externally resurrected as a functioning state. What began as a humanitarian mission to abate starvation had evolved into the absurdity of outright combat against the very people meant to be saved. Beyond the issues of political policy, lurks a disturbing fact that remains unaddressed by the US military. Out of the anarchy that was Somalia in 1993—and is like many other places where US forces may be, committed—an untrained, ill-equipped, and undisciplined enemy quickly adapted their tactics, invalidated key US planning assumptions, and evolved into a lethal force. The Habr Gidr’s tactical adaptation outpaced the planning efforts of elite US units and achieved their tactical, operational and strategic goals at US expense. This monograph explores how this adaptation occurred. It goes beyond the common theories concerning equipment, tactics, and the inherent difficulties of combined operations to look at the very nature of adaptation itself. It provides a different view of events in Somalia in hopes of better informing military planners facing a similar opponent. At its heart, this monograph explores the possibility that what appeared to be little more than an anarchic mob may have been a functioning complex adaptive system.
Category: History

Sarah Anderson S Travel Companion

Author : Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 0954262409
Genre : Travel
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For those who want to find out more about Africa and the Middle East than can be found in a normal guidebook, "Sarah Anderson's Travel Companion" offers a delightfully informed personal selection, including travel literature, illustrated volumes, biographies and memoirs, and more. Travelers and readers can discover novels set in Kenya, cultural studies of Syria, or guidebooks best suited to their tastes. This is an indispensable companion for every serious reader of travel writing.
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Somali Children And Youth

Author : Maggie Black
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122192664
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Category: Health & Fitness

Anderson S Travel Companion

Author : Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 1859280137
Genre : Travel
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For those who want to find out about and read the literature of the countries of their choice, this reference is the author's personal selection, covering guidebooks, books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies and biographies, no
Category: Travel

Armed Conflict In Africa

Author : Carolyn Wilson Pumphrey
ISBN : UOM:39015055902327
Genre : History
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Armed Conflict in Africa offers a multidisciplinary look at the causes and remedies of armed conflict in Africa. It contains a collection of essays written by leading African Studies scholars and designed for both the student and practitioner alike.
Category: History