Downtown Hargeisa - Somaliland
Hargeisa, Somaliland. Hargeisa is the capital of the Republic of Somaliland, a country that has been independent for nearly 2 decades with its own political system, currency and a proud, outward-looking people. But for political reasons, the international community has refused to recognise its sovereignty and has barred its people from participating in all global bodies. Somalilanders, nonetheless, have proved to be resourceful and have rebuilt their war-wrecked economy to a commendable level, making it the most developed of the 3 entities that split from Somalia during the late 80's.