Information on the Meheri-Ismail clan including where it fits in the Somali genealogy, its traditional area of residence, and on its current situation in terms of numbers, important tribesmen, and alliances with other clans [SOM26948.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. Weekly.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [London]. Monthly.

Ahmed, Ali Jamale. et al. 1995. The Invention of Somalia. Lawrenceville, N.J.: The Red Sea Press.

Cassenelli, Lee. V. 1982. The Shaping of Somali Society. Philadelphia: University of Pennyslvania Press.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995. 1996.

Europa Year Book. 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996.

Ghalib, Jama Mohamed. 1995. The Cost of Dictatorship: The Somali Experience. New York: Lilian Barber Press.

Horn of Africa Bulletin [Uppsala]. Bimonthly.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1996-97.

Jeune Afrique [Paris]. 1995 to present.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1994-1996.

New African [London]. Monthly.

On-line search on NEXIS database.

Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.