Somali Civil War - New World Encyclopedia

Somali Civil War - New World Encyclopedia

In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’NAAN tells his own story. Born in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. His grandfather was a renowned poet who passed on his love of words to his grandson. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, K’NAAN was just thirteen. His mother made the difficult decision to move her family so that they could grow up in safety. First in New York and then in Toronto, K’NAAN faced many challenges.

In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’NAAN tells his own story. Born in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. His grandfather was a renowned poet who passed on his love of words to his grandson. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, K’NAAN was just thirteen. His mother made the difficult decision to move her family so that they could grow up in safety. First in New York and then in Toronto, K’NAAN faced many challenges.

Somali Civil War (19921995) American soldiers on patrol in Somalia.

An American Cadillac Gage Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle and Italian Fiat-OTO Melara Type 6614 Armored Personnel Carrier guard an intersection during the Somali Civil War

Opera based on Somali civil war to debut in New York

Striking Somali war photo inspires new works in curious creative partnership

Striking Somali war photo inspires new works in curious creative partnership - The Globe and Mail

Children follow a United States soldier patrolling the Green Line, a heavily contested area in the Somali civil war of the 1980s, during Operation Restore Hope in 1992.

History: This is a picture of soldiers walking through a town during the civil war for Chad’s independence in

Just 2 when her face was torn apart by shrapnel during the Somali Civil War, Ayan Mohamed spent 23 years with a hole in her cheek. Ayan came to the Edna Adan University Hospital just a year after it opened, and although the hospital lacked the expertise  to help her, Edna has worked to get her assistance for. With the help of the Brisbane Rotary Club in Australia and experts at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane who donated their services, Ayman underwent surgery February 22, 2014.

Somali woman waits 23 years for surgery to fix shattered face

Ayan Mohamed wears a niqab that covers her face, not for religious reasons but to hide what lies beneath.

Political map of Somalia (as of 14 October 2014)

Partitioned Somali and Somalian people distribution. Other parts of Somali (dark grey colour) governed by Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

General Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid was a controversial Somali military leader, often described as a warlord. A former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC) and later led the Somali National Alliance (SNA). After eventually forcing UN forces to abandon the country in 1995, Aidid declared himself President of Somalia for a few months until his death the following year.

General Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid was a controversial Somali military leader, often described as a warlord. A former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC) and later led the Somali National Alliance (SNA). After eventually forcing UN forces to abandon the country in 1995, Aidid declared himself President of Somalia for a few months until his death the following year.

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