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Maybe in war-torn Somalia or someplace like that.
Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
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  • Maybe in war-torn Somalia or someplace like that.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • When the British granted Somalia its independence in 1960, the Bantu were hounded, abused, and brutalized by ethnic Somalis.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Their first son, killed in a firefight in Somalia.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • More than anything, the men are afraid of a repeat of Somalia, where crowds first greeted American troops with smiles and later dragged their mutilated bodies through the streets, laughing as they did so.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’

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  • In his opinion, Somalia was a much better place for that sort of attire.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • At this latitude, Africa was just the Horn: Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Edna became her country’s first qualified nurse-midwife, the first Somali woman to drive, and then Somalia’s first lady, period.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • For the next few years, as I reported the news of modern tragedies in places such as Bosnia and Somalia, my thoughts often returned to Eyam, and I began to realize that it was this story, above all others, I longed to tell.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • REBELS STRIKE MILITARY BASE IN SOMALIA, KILLING 34 U.S. TROOPS… STOCK MARKET GAINS 312 POINTS ON NEWS OF HOUSING REBOUND… KILLER KNOWN AS BONEMAN TAKES ANOTHER VICTIM AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS… CHINA… But Ryan’s mind was locked on the story that had just rolled off the screen.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Or perhaps this was a relic from the French colonies in Somalia and Djibouti.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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  • France had colonized Djibouti and parts of Somalia, and they had even jockeyed with the English in India before settling for a foothold in Pondicherry.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Having never seen them in his time living in a windowless dwelling in Somalia or his makeshift shelter at a Kenyan refugee camp, he had no idea how they worked or what they did.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • World Relief and the International Rescue Committee opened offices in Clarkston to better serve the newcomers, and resettled still more refugees—now from war-ravaged African countries including Liberia, Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Hargeisa, where Edna grew up, is a town in the harsh desert of what was then the British protectorate of Somaliland, later Somalia, and now the breakaway republic of Somaliland.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She married Somaliland’s prime minister, Ibrahim Egal, who became Somalia’s prime minister in 1967 after the former British and Italian Somali territories merged.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The boys came from Liberia, Kosovo, Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Bosnia, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan, and while most spoke functional English, they had little in common with one another.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • But she dreamed of starting a hospital in her homeland—the hospital my dad would have wanted to work in—and in the early 1980s she began building her own private hospital in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Neighboring Somalia decided this was the time to press its claims on disputed territory in the Ogaden Desert that even the vultures did not want.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Tostan has already moved on to work in Gambia, Guinea, and Mauritania, and it has also opened up programs in Somalia and Djibouti in East Africa.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Early signs, in Somalia at least, are encouraging, and Molly is already wondering aloud whether the Tostan model could be used to help end other pernicious social customs such as honor killings.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • So when Edna retired from the World Health Organization in 1997, she announced to the Somaliland government—which by then had won a civil war and had broken off from Somalia—that she was going to sell her Mercedes and take the proceeds, as well as her savings and pension, to build a hospital.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Now the test is whether her model will succeed as well in Somalia, Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, and Central African Republic—some of which are wracked by conflict that makes work in these countries dangerous.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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