Somaliland:The Strains of Success

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Somalilandes are immune to all difficulties borne in sovereignty

Somaliland sun- This briefing outlines the critical pressure points in Somaliland’s state-building project, in particular the attempts to strengthen the executive without revising the largely consensual but mediated politics that underpin its stability.1 Its “hybrid” sys- tem – a modern state superstructure, led by democratically-elected politicians, grafted onto a traditional clan-based internal government – may have reached its natural lim- its.2 Certainly peace is costly to maintain, with 52 per cent (in 2013) of the national budget spent on the security sector and social services dependent on foreign aid. 

The strains of successThis is per a 2015 African Briefing report by the International Crisis Group

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