Africa consists of 54 sovereign nations and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean towards the western coast, the Mediterranean Sea in the North, the Red Sea on the Northeast and the Indian Ocean towards the Southeast.
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Sitting on the East Africa, Somalia: (The little Italy) is a link between the Arab world and the African yet with a flavour all of its own.
Italian Somaliland then came under British military administration until 1950, when it became a United Nations trusteeship, the Trust Territory of Somaliland under Italian administration. On July 1, 1960, the Trust Territory of Somaliland united as scheduled with the former British Somaliland protectorate to form the Somali Republic.
Somalia's coastline consists of the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel to the northeast, and the Somali Sea to the east. There is a longcoastlineof about 3333 km the longest on mainland Africa. Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia is situated on eastern coast of Somalia.
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With bustling cities, pristine beaches, colorful hill towns, ancient ruins, and natural wonders, Somalia is the gift that keeps on giving for travelers. Unfortunately, many skip Somalia entirely thanks to its less than stellar reputation.
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Mogadishu features some of the best beaches in Somalia. But sugar sand beaches and turquoise water, is not all that Mogadishu has going for itself, it is also home to one of the most picturesque ruins in Somalia. The ruins are situated on a tall cliff, on the coast of the indian ocean.
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5 Sights You Must See in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, also known as the “White Pearl of the Indian Ocean” has been a prosperous city state since medieval times. From the tribal era, towards sultanate rules, Italian Imperialism, Republic and Civil War, even inch of Mogadishu is full of stories and myths, awaiting you to unveil. The trashed US war machines are still lying in the city (see also the movie “Black Hawk Down”), relics from the sultanate can still be seen and visited, and the Italian colonial buildings are still living inside Mogadishu.
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Barawe, Nickname(s): Brava Ierè
Barawa, also known as Barawe and Brava, is the capital of the South West state of Somalia. It functions as a port town in the southwestern Lower Shebelle region of Somalia. Facing the Somali Sea, Barawa serves as the main port of the South West State. Bilal of Barawa makes up 10% of the population of Barawa. Quite sad .
At its height, Barawa was at its golden age from the Arab and Swahili influence and trading commerce with its neighboring states.The city became a commercial power in the Indian Ocean- so much so that arab merchants from the city visited China as early as the 15th century. These envoys travelled in the ships of the renowned "trasure fleet" of admiral Zheng He, and they returned to Africa several years later during another of Zheng He's voyages. In 1430, Barawa was one of only 18 western ports mentioned by name in an imperial decree that was issued by the Xuande Emperor, it was named as Pu-la-wa, 不喇哇).
In the early modern period, Barawa was ruled by the Geledi Sultanate. Eventually, in 1910, Barawa was ceded to the control of Italy when the Geledi Sultanate was forced to agree to the annexation of all the Banadir ports to the Italian Company already established in the Horn of Africa after the 1910 death of the last Sultan Osman Ahmed. But the Italians faced stiff resistance from many parts of the Banadir coast.
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Eyl, the site of many historical artifacts
Eyl is the site of many historical artifacts and structures. Along with a rock shelter in the southern town of Buur Heybe, it is the seat of the first professional archaeological excavation in the country.
At the turn of the twentieth century, the city served as a bastion for the Dervish forces of Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan ("Mad Mullah"). Several forts remain from this period, in addition to colonial edifices built by the Italians.
Following the outbreak of the civil war in the early 1990s, foreign trawlers began to illegally fish in the unpatrolled waters off of Eyl's coastline. Piracy subsequently emerged, as fishermen banded together to protect their livelihood. However, by 2010, intensive security operations by Puntland military forces coupled with community-led initiatives managed to force out the pirates from their operating centers in the hamlet as well as adjacent settlements.
In March 2012, the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) dispatched a unit of officers and support elements to Eyl at the request of the municipal authorities. The move was intended to ensure permanent security in the area and to support the local administration.
To this end, PMPF soldiers were slated to establish a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the town earmarked for counter-piracy activities, to begin construction of a logistics airstrip, and to engage in water-drilling. In December 2014, Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali laid the foundation stone for the new PMPF base in Eyl, which occupies an area of 300 square meters on land donated by the municipality.