Is Somalia and Somaliland the same thing?
Why has Somaliland succeeded while mainland Somalia tops the list of failed states?
Amid the chaos that has afflicted Somalia in recent decades, there is an oasis of relative calm that is ignored by the rest of the world.
The self-declared Republic of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa announced its independence from the rest of Somalia in May 1991, and has been searching for recognition in vain since then.
It is now set to hold its second democratic presidential elections in eight years.
Somaliland, which is situated in Somalia’s northwest, is a haven of relative peace while violence and instability has characterised Somalia, its capital Mogadishu and more recently the Gulf of Aden.
So why has Somaliland succeeded in creating effective governance and a viable economy while mainland Somalia tops the list of failed states with rampant lawlessness and piracy?
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