Tuesday, December 04, 2007

In Praise of Somaliland. A Beacon of Hope in the Thorn of Africa

(Waridaad) - by Peter Tatchell

THIS year’s civil war in Somalia has killed thousands of people and created over half a million refugees. Democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights are almost non-existent in Mogadishu, where war, banditry, corruption, hunger, illiteracy, disease and unemployment are the norm. Somalia is a failed state that has failed its people.

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