Somaliland: Losing Patience in the World’s Most Unlikely Democracy


Somaliland leaders attend a function at the freedom garden in Hargeisa/file

Somalilandsun – Somaliland is an island of stability in a sea of chaos; a democracy surrounded by authoritarian regimes; a real nation forged in spite of civil war, clan divisions, and religious tensions – all the usual rocks upon which developmental states wreck.

So what makes it work? And why will no one give it the recognition it craves? SIMON ALLISON reports from the would-be republic that is beginning to realise that it’s time might never come.
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