Friday, September 28, 2018

Restorers required -Somaliland’s inviting Ottoman heritage

IMPERIALISTS have long coveted Somaliland’s coast.

 Nowadays visitors to Berbera, its main port, can stroll from an old American air base, pass a clutch of buildings where the British ran the territory from the late 19th century until independence in 1960, then trundle on to Moscow Village, where Russian technicians were billeted in the era when Somaliland was absorbed into Somalia, and the Soviet Union was its key ally.