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#7 – Finding Frankincense Has Become A Deadly Business

Frankincense remains a popular Christmas-time gift, but it is also used in churches, French perfumes and cosmetics. Much of the world’s supply comes from Somaliland, including at least one of the most sought-after species. Source: Voice Of America

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#5 – Somaliland Hopes Brexit Will Yield Results For Its Soverignty Goals

The government of Somaliland believes the impending split marks a pivotal moment, one that will free the UK to grant the self-declared state the international recognition it has been seeking for more than 25 years. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#2 – Somaliland Wants To Secede, Is That A Bad Thing?

Any separation involves the recognition of an accepted border between the two states involved. In the case of both Eritrea and South Sudan this has proved contentious. Read More >> Source: Mail & Guardian Africa

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#6 – Parents Go All Out To Keep Their Children Home

In Somaliland, parents are trying to dissuade their children from dangerous and illegal migration to Europe by buying them second-hand cars that can be operated as taxis. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#9 – Both Sides Of Somaliland

The autonomous enclave is often portrayed as the success story compared to the war and hunger experienced in neighbouring Somali, but Somaliland has its own dark history. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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Investing in Somaliland (Part II)

The map of Somalia Africa Last week, we looked at investing in Somaliland, whose economy is characterized by its informality, and entrepreneurship. This week, we delve into different sectors, starting with the telecommunications market, which is booming, but still facing many challenges. Booming Telecom Sitting at a meeting [...]

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Investing in Somaliland- Is it Dubai 20 Years Ago?

Somaliland. Not Somalia. Somaliland has been an independent region of Somalia proper for more than 20 years. Yet, most Westerners do not associate the former British protectorate with 20 years of independence and stability but rather with the instability and chaos of Mogadishu (which is not part of Somaliland if [...]

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