The Economist recognises Somaliland as a 'flawed democracy'

Somaliland is democratic, has a free press and is unrecognised by the rest of the world. It is time this ‘country’ was given support that would rid us of the turbulent Somali piracy problem… and much, much more.

This map of the continent from The Economist and its Intelligence Unit is one of the first times Somaliland has appeared on a map. About time too… fantastic people, fantastic place.

Monty (625 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.