Somaliland: The Unrecognized

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“SAH-MAH-LEE, SAH-MAH-LEE, SAH-MAH-LEE!”

Somaliland football team in Abkhazia

Somalilandsun- It was an incongruous chant from the small crowd at a rudimentary soccer field nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, but one that over the week would be regularly and passionately echoed from the stands. The Somaliland National Football Team, a gregarious squad representing a controversial disputed territory in East Africa, made up mostly of the children of refugees living in Europe, had become the hometown team of Gagra, a past-its-prime resort town in the similarly controversial and disputed pseudo-state of Abkhazia. Continue reading THE URECOGNIzZED

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