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Somaliland's hopes for international recognition

It's exactly 20 years since the former Somali military strongman Siad Barre was overthrown, plunging his country into anarchy.

But away from the violence of Mogadishu, there's a part of the country which is prospering - Somaliland.

Last year, it held a presidential election which was praised by international observers.

The BBC's Zeinab Badawi has been given rare access to Somaliland and reports from the capital, Hargeisa.

  • 26 Jan 2011