Boom in Somaliland A Miracle on the Horn of Africa

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
Central Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland

Central Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici
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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.

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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.

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Students on the Edna Adan University campus in Hargeisa

Students on the Edna Adan University campus in Hargeisa

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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.

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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.

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

Foto: Benjamin Moscovici

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.