Somali women dating
Food supplies have been manipulated for political gain resulting in famine and death from starvation.
It was estimated by the US Army that by the fall of 1992, 40% of the population of Baidoa and 25% of all Somali children under the age of five had died because of famine.
The French controlled the northernmost region (the area that is now Djibouti), the British colonized northern Somalia creating a country called British Somaliland, the Italians governed southern Somalia, creating Italian Somaliland, Ethiopia controlled the inland region of the Ogaden, and Kenya controlled land on its northern border inhabited by Somalis, called the Northern Frontier District (NFD).
In the early years of his government Barre enjoyed popular support, but as his regime became increasingly more oppressive, his support waned.
The Barre government was accused of many human rights violations.
Many Somalis are nomadic or semi-nomadic herders, some are fishermen, and some farmers. Unlike many African nations, Somalia is composed of a single, homogeneous ethnic group.
Although Somalis may differ in nuances of local lifestyle, they share a uniform language, religion, and culture, and trace their heritage to a common ancestor.In 1977 Barre broke ties with Moscow after the Soviets began providing aid to Ethiopia during the Ogaden War.