Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Somaliland and the never-ending drought

(France24)- Despite declaring its independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland has yet to gain international recognition.
In addition, it has been hit by a severe drought in the last three years. Read this, Reporter's notebook, to find out more.

When you arrive in the city of Hargeisa, you land in a country that does not exist. More than 3 million people live here but no other nation recognises it. Somaliland proclaimed its independence in 1991 after a bloody civil war with the rest of Somalia. Since then it has managed to hold democratic elections and bring about peace and stability.

But because it is not recognised, it cannot access funds from major donors like the World Bank and the IMF. The paradox is that it is far more stable and safe than Somalia, which has received millions of euros in aid money from the West.
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