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Somaliland: a fragile corner of peace

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An roadside independence monument shows a fist holding up the map of Somaliland. The lack of international recognition has lead to robust yet lopsided growth.
Dahabshiil is the largest money transfer agency in Africa. A recent study estimates Somalia receives at least $ 1.2 billion a year from its diaspora. Photo: Aman Sethi
A recent study estimates Somalia receives at least $ 1.2 billion a year from its diaspora. More than half somaliland's urban population and a quarter of rural residents rely on remmitances for basic needs. Photo: Aman Sethi
The Shilling is the official currency of Somaliland, but is not recognized by any other country. Most residents keep their money in dollars, and buy shillings from the street. Photo: Aman Sethi
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