President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo
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President's speaks of hopes for Somaliland recognition

President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo has been speaking of his hopes for Somaliland's recognition as an independent state, 20 years after the region broke away from Somalia after the overthrow of military ruler Siad Barre.

Speaking to the BBC's Zeinab Badawi, he also discussed the threat of terrorism emanating from Somaliland, saying his authority was "very much on guard" and making efforts to stop youths being recruited into terrorist groups.

  • 25 Jan 2011