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Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
(Italian: Somalia
Somalia
italiana, Arabic: الصومال الإيطالي‎ Al-Sumal Al-Italiy, Somali: Dhulka Talyaaniga ee Soomaaliya), also known as Italian Somalia, was a colony of the Kingdom of Italy
Italy
in present-day northeastern, central and southern Somalia. Ruled in the 19th century by the Somali Majeerteen Sultanate and the Sultanate of Hobyo, the territory was later acquired in the 1880s by Italy
Italy
through various treaties.[1] In 1936, the region was integrated into Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
as part of the Italian Empire. This would last until 1941, during World War II. Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
then came under British military administration until 1949, when it became a United Nations trusteeship, the Trust Territory of Somaliland
Somaliland
under Italian administration. On July 1, 1960, the Trust Territory of Somaliland
Trust Territory of Somaliland
united as scheduled with the former British Somaliland
British Somaliland
protectorate to form the Somali Republic.[2]

Contents

1 History

1.1 First settlement 1.2 Majeerteen-Italian treaties 1.3 Italo-Abyssinian campaign 1.4 Coastal settlement 1.5 Colonial development and fascist era 1.6 Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
(1936–1941) 1.7 British Military Administration (1941-1949) 1.8 Trust Territory of Somalia
Somalia
(1950-1960) 1.9 Independence (1960)

2 Governors 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

History[edit] The late 19th century had a huge impact on developments occurring in the Horn of Africa. The European powers (Italy, Great Britain
Great Britain
and France) first gained a foothold in Somalia
Somalia
through the signing of various pacts and agreements with the Somali Sultans that then controlled the region, such as Yusuf Ali Kenadid, Boqor Osman Mahamuud and Mohamoud Ali Shire.[1] First settlement[edit] At the end of the 19th century, a growing social-political movement developed within Italy
Italy
to start expanding its influence, since many other European countries had already been doing so, which was effectively leaving Italy
Italy
behind. Italy
Italy
also had a huge shortage of capital and other serious economic problems.[3] It is also argued by some historians that Italy
Italy
had a minor interest in the mutton and livestock that were then plentiful in Somalia, though whatever designs Italy
Italy
may have had on the resource-challenged Somali landscape were undoubtedly subordinate to its interest in the region's ports and the waters and lands to which they provided access.[4] Cesare Correnti
Cesare Correnti
organized an expedition under the Società Geografica Italiana in 1876. The next year, the travel journal "L’Esploratore" was established by Manfredo Camperio. The "Società di Esplorazioni Commerciali in Africa" was created in 1879, with the Italian Industrial Establishment involved as well.[5] The "Club Africano", which three years later became the "Società Africana D’Italia", was also established in Somalia
Somalia
in 1880.[6] Majeerteen-Italian treaties[edit] Main articles: Majeerteen Sultanate
Majeerteen Sultanate
and Sultanate of Hobyo

Francesco Crispi
Francesco Crispi
promoted Italian colonialism in Africa in the late 1800s.

Part of a series on the

History of Somalia

Prehistory

Laas Gaal
Laas Gaal
(9,000~3,000 BCE) Land of Punt
Land of Punt
(2,500-1,500 BCE) Dhambalin (3,000~1,000 BCE)

Ancient

Macrobians Berber city-states (c. 1st century) Azania city-states

(c. 1st century)

Middle Ages

Adal Sultanate
Adal Sultanate
(9th-16th c.) Ifat Sultanate
Ifat Sultanate
(12th-15th c.) Ajuran Sultanate
Ajuran Sultanate
(13th-17th c.) Warsangali Sultanate
Warsangali Sultanate
(13th-19th c.) Sultanate of Mogadishu
Mogadishu
(13th-16th c.)

Early modern

Geledi sultanate
Geledi sultanate
(16th-1910) Majeerteen Sultanate
Majeerteen Sultanate
(16th-1924) Sultanate of Hobyo
Sultanate of Hobyo
(1876-1926)

Colonial period (1884–1960)

British Somaliland
British Somaliland
(1884-1960) Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
(1889-1941) Dervish State
Dervish State
(1896-1920) Trust Territory (1941-1960)

Modern Somalia (since 1960)

Somali Republic
Somali Republic
(1960-1969) Communist rule (1969-1991) Transitional National Government
Transitional National Government
(2000-2004) Transitional Federal Government
Transitional Federal Government
(2004-2012) Federal Government (2012-)

Somalia
Somalia
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In late 1888, Sultan
Sultan
Yusuf Ali Kenadid entered into a treaty with the Italians, making his Sultanate of Hobyo
Sultanate of Hobyo
an Italian protectorate. His rival Boqor Osman Mahamuud was to sign a similar agreement vis-a-vis his own Majeerteen Sultanate
Majeerteen Sultanate
(Majeerteenia) the following year. Both rulers had entered into the protectorate treaties to advance their own expansionist goals, with Sultan
Sultan
Kenadid looking to use Italy's support in his ongoing power struggle with Boqor Osman over the Majeerteen Sultanate, as well as in a separate conflict with the Hiraab Sultanate over an area to the north of Warsheikh. In signing the agreements, the rulers also hoped to exploit the rival objectives of the European imperial powers so as to more effectively assure the continued independence of their territories.[7] The Italians, for their part, were interested in the largely arid territory mainly because of its ports, the latter of which could grant them access to the strategically important Suez Canal
Suez Canal
and the Gulf of Aden.[8] The terms of each treaty specified that Italy
Italy
was to steer clear of any interference in the Sultanates' respective administrations.[9] In return for Italian arms and an annual subsidy, the Sultans conceded to a minimum of oversight and economic concessions.[10] The Italians also agreed to dispatch a few ambassadors to promote both the Sultanates' and their own interests.[7] The new protectorates were thereafter managed by Vincenzo Filonardi through a chartered company.[10] An Anglo-Italian border protocol was later signed on 5 May 1894, followed by an agreement in 1906 between Cavalier Pestalozza and General
General
Swaine acknowledging that Baran fell under the Majeerteen Sultanate's administration.[7] The last piece of land acquired by Italy
Italy
in Somalia
Somalia
in order to form Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
was the Jubaland
Jubaland
region.[8] Britain ceded the territory in 1925 as a reward for the Italians having joined the Allies in World War I.[11] The British retained control of the southern half of the partitioned Jubaland
Jubaland
territory, which was later called the Northern Frontier District (NFD).[12] Italo-Abyssinian campaign[edit] Main article: First Italo-Abyssinian War In January 1887 Italian troops from Somalia
Somalia
fought a battle against Ras Alula Engida’s militia in Dogali, Eritrea, where they lost 500 troops. The Prime Minister, Agostino Depretis, resigned because of this defeat in July 1887. Francesco Crispi
Francesco Crispi
replaced him as Prime Minister. On May 2, 1889, the Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II
Menelik II
and Italy signed a peace treaty. Coastal settlement[edit]

Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, founder of Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi (Jowhar), the main agricultural colony in Italian Somaliland.

Italy
Italy
gained control of the ports of the Benadir
Benadir
coastal area with the concession of a small strip of land on the coast from the Sultan
Sultan
of Zanzibar,[13][14] and over the following decades, Italian settlement was encouraged. In 1905, Italy
Italy
assumed the responsibility of creating a colony in southern Somalia, after several failed attempts,[15] following revelations that the Benadir
Benadir
Company had tolerated or collaborated in the perpetuation of the slave trade.[16] The administrative regulator was Governor Mercantelli, with the six subdivisions of Brava, Merca, Lugh, Itala, Bardera, and Jumbo.[17]

1911 map of Somalia
Somalia
showing Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
and British Somaliland.

On April 5, 1908 the Italian Parliament enacted a basic law to unite all of the parts of southern Somalia
Somalia
into an area called "Somalia Italiana". The colonial power was then divided between the Parliament, the metropolitan government, and the colonial government. The power of the colonial government was the only power that was changed. The civil governor controlled export rights, regulated the rate of exchange, raised or lowered native taxes, and administered all civil services and matters relating to hunting, fishing, and conservation.[18] The governor was in control of the police force, while nominating local residents and military arrangements.[18] From 5 April 1908 to 5 May 1936, the Royal Corps of Somali Colonial Troops (Regio corpo truppe coloniali della Somalia
Somalia
Italiana), originally called the "Guard Corps of Benadir", served as the territory's formal military corps. At the start of its establishment, the force had 2,600 Italian officers.[17] Between 1911 and 1912, over 1,000 Somalis from Mogadishu
Mogadishu
served as combat units along with Eritrean and Italian soldiers in the Italo-Turkish War.[19] Most of the troops stationed never returned home until they were transferred back to Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
in preparation for the invasion of Ethiopia in 1935.[20] Effective Italian control remained largely limited to the coastal areas until the early 1920s.[21] After the collapse of Muhammad Abdullah Hassan's Dervish movement, rebellion and revolt occurred, with disputes arising between different clans in Northern Somalia. The government of the time served as a mediator, while maintaining close control over the military.[22] Colonial development and fascist era[edit]

Mogadishu
Mogadishu
in 1936, with the 13th century Arba'a Rukun Mosque
Arba'a Rukun Mosque
in the foreground.

In 1920, the Italian explorer and nobleman Prince Luigi Amedeo would establish the Società Agricola Italo-Somala (SAIS) in order to explore the agricultural potential of the territory.[23] That same year, the Prince founded the Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi ("Villabruzzi"; Jowhar) as an agricultural settlement in Italian Somaliland. The area produced sugar, bananas and cotton.[21] On December 5, 1923, Cesare Maria De Vecchi
Cesare Maria De Vecchi
di Val Cismon was named Governor in charge of the new colonial administration. In November 1920, the Banca d'Italia, the first modern bank in Italian Somaliland, was established in Mogadishu.[24][25] After World War I
World War I
in 1925, Trans-Juba, which was then a part of British East Africa, was ceded to Italy. This concession was purportedly a reward for the Italians having joined the Allies in World War I.[11] Following an examination of the layout of the land, the Italians began new local infrastructure projects, including the construction of hospitals, farms and schools.[26] The relationship between the Sultanate of Hobyo
Sultanate of Hobyo
and Italy
Italy
soured when Sultan
Sultan
Kenadid refused the Italians' proposal to allow a British contingent of troops to disembark in his Sultanate so that they might then pursue their battle against the Somali religious and nationalist leader Muhammad Abdullah Hassan's Dervish forces.[27] Viewed as too much of a threat, Sultan
Sultan
Kenadid was eventually exiled to Aden
Aden
in Yemen
Yemen
and then to Eritrea. His son Ali Yusuf Kenadid
Ali Yusuf Kenadid
succeeded him on the throne.[28] In 1924, Governor Cesare Maria De Vecchi
Cesare Maria De Vecchi
adopted a policy of dismarment of the northern Somali Sultanates.[29] Sultan
Sultan
Ali Yusuf Kenadid was thereafter in turn exiled.[28] By November 1927, the forces of Sultan
Sultan
Osman Mahamuud of the Majeerteen Sultanate
Majeerteen Sultanate
were also defeated.[29] The Dubats
Dubats
colonial troops and the Zaptié
Zaptié
gendarmerie were extensively used by De Vecchi during these military campaigns. However, unlike the southern territories, the northern sultanates were not subject to direct rule due to the earlier treaties they had signed with the Italians.[30]

Cavalry
Cavalry
and fort of the Sultanate of Hobyo, one of the ruling northern Somali polities in the Campaign of the Sultanates.

In 1926, the agricultural colony of Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi comprised 16 villages, with some 3,000 Somali and 200 Italian inhabitants, and was connected by a 114 km new railway to Mogadishu. Italian colonial policy followed two principles in Italian Somaliland: preservation of the dominant clan and ethnic configurations and respect for Islam
Islam
as the territory's religion.[31] In 1928, the Italian authorities built the Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Cathedral (Cattedrale di Mogadiscio). It was constructed in a Norman Gothic style, based on the Cefalù Cathedral
Cefalù Cathedral
in Cefalù, Sicily.[32] Following its establishment, Crown Prince Umberto II made his first publicized visit to Mogadishu.[33][34] To commemorate the visit, the Arch of Umberto was constructed.[34] The arch was built at the center of Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Garden.[35] The Mogadishu
Mogadishu
International Airport was constructed that same year. The facility was regarded as one of the finest in the region.[36] In the early 1930s, the new Italian Governors, Guido Corni
Guido Corni
and Maurizio Rava, started a policy of assimilation of the Somalis. Many Somalis were enrolled in the Italian colonial troops, and thousands of Italian colonists moved to live in Mogadishu. The city grew in size and some small manufacturing companies opened up. The Italians also settled in agricultural areas around the capital, such as Jowhar
Jowhar
and Janale
Janale
(Genale).[21][37] In 1930, there were 22,000 Italians living in Italian Somaliland, representing 2% of the territory's population. The majority resided in the capital Mogadishu, with other Italian communities concentrated in Jowhar, Adale
Adale
(Itala), Janale, Jamame
Jamame
and Kismayo.[38][39] In October 1934, Crown Prince Umberto II made his second publicized visit to Italian Somaliland.[33] King Victor Emmanuel III
Victor Emmanuel III
would also travel to the territory in November that same year. He arrived in Mogadishu
Mogadishu
on the 3rd of the month accompanied by Emilio de Bono, after a non-stop flight from Rome.[40][41] They were welcomed by the Governor Maurizio Rava and other colonial administrators. Emmanuel III then traveled to Villabruzzi two days later on 5 November.[42] King Emanuel would later return to Mogadishu
Mogadishu
where he celebrated his 65th birthday on the 11th of November.[43] Following his visit to Italian Somaliland, new maps and 14 stamps were published.[42][44] To commemorate his visit, an Arch of Triumph was constructed in Mogadishu in 1934.[45] Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
(1936–1941)[edit] Main articles: Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
and Somalia
Somalia
Governorate

Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
in 1936. British Somaliland
British Somaliland
later annexed in 1940.

By 1935, Mogadishu
Mogadishu
began to serve as a major naval base and port for the Italians.[46] Then Prime Minister of Italy
Italy
Benito Mussolini regarded Greater Somalia
Somalia
(La Grande Somalia) as the crown jewel in Italy's colonial empire on the continent. He viewed himself less as an invader than as a liberator of the occupied Somali territories, including the Ogaden
Ogaden
region, to which the Ethiopian Empire
Ethiopian Empire
laid claim. On this basis, he justified his plan to invade Ethiopia. In October 1935, the southern front of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War
Second Italo-Abyssinian War
was launched into Ethiopia
Ethiopia
from Italian Somaliland. The Italian General Rodolfo Graziani
Rodolfo Graziani
commanded the invasion forces in the south.[47] Over 40,000 Somali troops served in the war, mostly as combat units. They backed up the over 80,000 Italians serving alongside them at the start of the offensive.[48][49] Many of the Somalis were veterans from serving in Italian Libya.[20] During the invasion of Ethiopia, Mogadishu
Mogadishu
served as a chief supply base.[50] In June 1936, after the war ended, Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
became part of Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
(Africa Orientale Italiana) forming the Somalia Governorate. The new colony of the Italian Empire
Italian Empire
also included Ethiopia
Ethiopia
and Eritrea.[51] To commemorate the victory, an Arch of Triumph was constructed in Mogadishu.[52] From 1936 to 1940, new roads were constructed in the region, such as the "Imperial Road" from Mogadishu
Mogadishu
to Addis Abeba. New railways (114 km from Mogadishu
Mogadishu
to Jowhar) and many schools, hospitals, ports and bridges were also built.[53] Since the start of the colony, many Somali troops fought in the so-called Regio Corpo Truppe Coloniali. The soldiers were enrolled as Dubats, Zaptié
Zaptié
and Bande irregolari. During World War II, these troops were regarded as a wing of the Italian Army's Infantry Division, as was the case in Libya and Eritrea. The Zaptié
Zaptié
were considered the best: they provided a ceremonial escort for the Italian Viceroy
Viceroy
(Governor) as well as the territorial police. There were already more than one thousand such soldiers in 1922. In 1941, in Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
and Ethiopia, 2,186 Zaptìé plus an additional 500 recruits under training officially constituted a part of the Carabinieri. They were organised into a battalion commanded by Major Alfredo Serranti that defended Culqualber (Ethiopia) for three months until this military unit was destroyed by the Allies. After heavy fighting, all the Italian Carabinieri, including the Somali troops, received full military honors from the British.[54]

Fiat's Boero Building in Mogadishu
Mogadishu
(1940).

In 1935, there were over 50,000 Italians settlers living in Italian Somaliland, constituting 5% of the territory's population.[39][55][56] Of those, 20,000 resided in Mogadishu
Mogadishu
(Mogadiscio), representing around 40% of the city's 50,000 residents.[55][57][58] Mogadishu
Mogadishu
was an administrative capital of Italian East Africa, and new buildings were erected in the Italian architectural tradition. Other Italian settler communities were concentrated in Jowhar, Adale
Adale
(Itala), Janale, Jamame, and Kismayo.[59] These figures do not include the more than 220,000 Italian soldiers stationed throughout Italian Somaliland during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War.[60] The colony was also one of the most developed in Africa in terms of the standard of living of the colonists and of the local inhabitants, mainly in the urban areas. By 1940, the Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi ("Villabruzzi"; Jowhar) had a population of 12,000 people, of whom nearly 3,000 were Italian Somalis, and enjoyed a notable level of development with a small manufacturing area with agricultural industries (sugar mills, etc.).[61] In the second half of 1940, Italian troops invaded British Somaliland,[62] and ejected the British. The Italians also occupied Kenyan areas bordering Jubaland
Jubaland
around the villages of Moyale
Moyale
and Buna.[63] In the spring of 1941, Britain regained control of British Somaliland and conquered Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
with the Ogaden. However, until the summer of 1943, there was an Italian guerrilla war in all the areas of the former Italian East Africa. British Military Administration (1941-1949)[edit]

A voting registration card in Mogadishu
Mogadishu
during the British military administration (1949).

During the Second World War, Britain occupied Italian Somalila and militarily administered the territory as well as British Somaliland. Faced with growing Italian political pressure inimical to continued British tenure and Somali aspirations for independence, the Somalis and the British came to see each other as allies. The first modern Somali political party, the Somali Youth Club (SYC), was subsequently established in Mogadishu
Mogadishu
in 1943; it was later renamed the Somali Youth League (SYL).[64] The SYL evolved into the dominant party, and had a moderate ideology. Hizbia Digil Mirifle Somali (HDMS) party served as the principal opposition to the right, although its platform was generally in agreement with that of the SYL.[65] In 1945, the Potsdam conference
Potsdam conference
was held, where it was decided not to return Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
to Italy.[66] and that the territory would be under British Military Administration (BMA). As a result of this failure on the part of the Big Four powers to agree on what to do with Italy's former colonies, Somali nationalist rebellion against the Italian colonial administration culminated in violent confrontation in 1948. 24 Somalis and 51 Italians died in the ensuing political riots in several coastal towns.[67] In November 1949, the United Nations finally opted to grant Italy trusteeship of Italian Somaliland, but only under close supervision and on the condition — first proposed by the Somali Youth League (SYL) and other nascent Somali political organizations, such as Hizbia Digil Mirifle Somali (later Hizbia Dastur Mustaqbal Somali, or HDMS) and the Somali National League (SNL), that were then agitating for independence — that Somalia
Somalia
achieve independence within ten years.[68][69] Trust Territory of Somalia
Somalia
(1950-1960)[edit] Main article: Trust Territory of Somaliland In 1949, when the British military administration ended, Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
became a United Nations trusteeship known as the Trust Territory of Somaliland. Under Italian administration, this trust territory lasted ten years, from 1950 to 1960, with legislative elections held in 1956 and 1959. During the 1950s, with UN funds pouring in and the presence of experienced Italian administrators who had come to see the region as their home, infrastructural and educational development blossomed in the region. School enrollment during this period was free.[70] The decade passed relatively without incident, and was marked by positive growth in virtually all aspects of local life.

The conditional return of Italian administration to southern Somalia gave the new trust territory several unique advantages compared with other African colonies. To the extent that Italy
Italy
held the territory by UN mandate, the trusteeship provisions gave the Somalis the opportunity to gain experience in political education and self-government. These were advantages that British Somaliland, which was to be incorporated into the new Somali state, did not have. Although in the 1950s British colonial officials attempted, through various development efforts, to make up for past neglect, the protectorate stagnated. The disparity between the two territories in economic development and political experience would cause serious difficulties when it came time to integrate the two parts.[71]

In the 1956 parliamentary election, the Somali Youth League
Somali Youth League
would win 54.29% of votes versus 26.01% for the nearest party, the Hizbia Digil Mirifle Somali.[72] The SYL would also earn 416 of the 663 seats in the 1958 municipal election, with the HDMS securing 175 seats.[73] By the 1959 parliamentary election, SYL would capture an even greater share of votes by winning 75.58% of the total ballot.[72][74] Italian was an official language in Italian Somaliland
Somaliland
during the Fiduciary Mandate, as well as in the first years of independence. By 1952, the majority of Somalis had some understanding of the language.[75] In 1954, the Italian government established post-secondary institutions of law, economics and social studies in Mogadishu, the territory's capital. These institutions were satellites of the University of Rome, which provided all the instruction material, faculty and administration. Independence (1960)[edit] Main article: Independence Day (Somalia)

First President of the Somali National Assembly, speaker of the SOMALIA ACT OF UNION Haji Bashir Ismail Yusuf.

On July 1, 1960, the Trust Territory of Somaliland
Trust Territory of Somaliland
(the former Italian Somaliland) and the former British Somaliland
British Somaliland
united to form the Somali Republic
Somali Republic
(Somalia), with Mogadishu
Mogadishu
as the nation's capital.[2][76] A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa
Abdullahi Issa
and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal and other members of the trusteeship and protectorate governments, with Haji Bashir Ismail Yusuf as President of the Somali National Assembly, Aden
Aden
Abdullah Osman Daar as President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke
Abdirashid Ali Shermarke
as Prime Minister (later to become President from 1967–1969). On 20 July 1961 and through a popular referendum, the people of Somalia
Somalia
ratified a new constitution, which was first drafted in 1960.[77] Governors[edit] Main article: List of colonial heads of Italian Somaliland

1889-1893 Vincenzo Filonardi 1893-1896 Vacant 1896-1897 Vincenzo Filonardi 1897-1897 Ernesto Dulio 1897-1898 Giorgio Sorrentino 1898-1905 Emilio Dulio 1905-1906 Luigi Mercatelli 1906-1907 Giuseppe Salvago Raggi 1907-1908 Tommaso Carletti 1908-1910 Tommaso Carletti 1910-1916 Giacomo De Martino 1916-1919 Giovanni Cerrina Feroni 1920-1923 Carlo Ricci 1923-1928 Cesare Maria De Vecchi 1928-1931 Guido Corni 1931-1935 Maurizio Rava 1935-1936 Rodolfo Graziani 1936-1937 Angelo De Ruben 1937-1939 Francesco Saveno 1939-1940 Gustavo Pesenti 1940-1941 Carlo De Simone

See also[edit]

Italian Somalis Italian Eritrea Italian Libya

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Further reading[edit]

Antonicelli, Franco. Trent'anni di storia italiana 1915 - 1945. Mondadori Editore. Torino, 1961. Archivio Storico Diplomatico
Archivio Storico Diplomatico
(1975), Inventario dell'Archivio Storico del Ministero Africa Italiana (in Italian), 1: Eritrea, Etiopia, Somalia
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(1857-1939), Rome: Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Hess, Robert L. Italian Colonialism in Somalia. University of Chicago P. Chicago, 1966. Issa-Salwe, Abdisalam M. (1996). The Collapse of the Somali State: The Impact of the Colonial Legacy. London: Haan Associates. ISBN 187420991X.  Tripodi, Paolo. The Colonial Legacy in Somalia. St. Martin's P Inc. New York, 1999. Fitzgerald, Nina J. Somalia. Nova Science, Inc. New York, 2002.

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