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    Somalia Transnational Issues - 2005

      Disputes - international:
      "Somaliland" secessionists provide port facilities to land-locked Ethiopia and establish commercial ties with regional states; "Puntland" and "Somaliland" "governments" seek support from neighboring states in their secessionist aspirations and in conflicts with each other; Ethiopia has only an administrative line with the Oromo region of southern Somalia and maintains alliances with local Somali clans opposed to the unrecognized Somali Interim Government, which plans eventual relocation from Kenya to Mogadishu; rival militia and clan fighting in southern Somalia periodically spills over into Kenya; most of the remaining 23,000 Somali refuges in Ethiopia are expected to be repatriated in 2005

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      IDPs: 375,000 (civil war since 1988, clan-based competition for resources) (2004)

      NOTE: The information regarding Somalia on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Somalia Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Somalia Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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