Information on the current situation in Brava, and on that of the Bravanese clan [SOM24659.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. 1996.

Africa Research Bulletin. 1996.

Current History. 1996.

DIRB database of media reports. 1996.

DIRB Indexed Media Review (IMR). 1996.

DIRB Somalia Country File. 1996.

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

Horn of Africa Bulletin. 1996.

Information Session on Country Conditions on Somalia. February 1996.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter. 1996.

United Nations Situation Reports. June-July 1996.

USAID Situation Reports. 1996.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact oral sources.

Note on oral sources:

Oral sources are usually contacted when documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no information could be found among the sources consulted." Contacting oral sources is also subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the year when academics are unavailable. Telephone calls to Africa are often constrained by the limited telecommunications capacity.