By Jan Oberg
Somaliland declared itself an independent state out of Somalia in 1991 and is still not recognised by a single government in the world. But against all odds Somaliland has made considerable progress. It isn’t easy to develop when you are marginal to the aid and investment sources, have no foreign embassies and can’t be a member of inter-national organisations.
Neither is it easy for foreigners to engage in a country where there are security problems but no foreign representations and where international law therefore doesn’t really apply.