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Spiegel.de: Boom in Somaliland: A Miracle on the Horn of Africa

Posted by: Berhane Habtemariam

Date: Monday, 01 March 2021

Somaliland has managed what neighboring Somalia has failed to do for years: It has established peace and stability and successfully driven out terrorism. And it has done so with very little international aid. How did it succeed?

By Benjamin Moscovici in Somaliland
 
"ኽበልዑዋ ዝደለዩ ኣባጉምሕ'ሲ ዛግራ ይብሉዋ"! ባዕዳውያን ሓይልታት ንገለ ሃገራትን መራሕተንን ክውድሱ እንተ ጀሚሮም፣ "እታ ቡርኩታ እምኒ ኣብ ውሽጣ ኣላታ" ከም ዝበሃል ብሑጓ ሰሊኾም ብምእታው፣ ባህርያዊ ጸጋታት ናይተን ሃገራት ንምግባትን ንምዝማትን ዝጥቀምሉ ረቂቕ ግናይ ሜላ እዩ።
 
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Central Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland

Central Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici
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Pizzerias, burger joints and cafés with barista-made lattés are already well established here. You can even get Billy shelves from IKEA in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, one of the world’s poorest countries.

A street in Hargeisa: Compared to neighboring Somalia, there has been a huge boom here.

A street in Hargeisa: Compared to neighboring Somalia, there has been a huge boom here.

Foto: Eric Lafforgue / Corbis / Getty Images
 
Edna Adan Ismail, 83: The former foreign minister is one of the country's most-important voices. She built a hospital and a university and provides training for the young generation.

Edna Adan Ismail, 83: The former foreign minister is one of the country's most-important voices. She built a hospital and a university and provides training for the young generation.

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici
Students on the Edna Adan University campus in Hargeisa
 

Students on the Edna Adan University campus in Hargeisa

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici
The Edna Adan hospital in Hargeisa is the only clinic in the region that can treat hydrocephalus, a malady that is much more common here than in Europe.

The Edna Adan hospital in Hargeisa is the only clinic in the region that can treat hydrocephalus, a malady that is much more common here than in Europe.

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici
 
Edna Adan Hospital was built largely with private donations and received little of the traditional support given by international aid organizations.

Edna Adan Hospital was built largely with private donations and received little of the traditional support given by international aid organizations.

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici

Anything that isn't essential for Edna Adan Ismail's everyday life flows into the hospital.

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici
 
 

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