Somaliland Sun- The differences between Somalia and Somaliland raise interesting questions about recognition.
Somalia is a fully recognized country. Billions of dollars have been spent and many lives lost trying to restore a country devastated by more than a quarter of a century of conflict.
There has been some progress but there are no signs of full stability returning any time soon.
Somaliland is not recognized and does not receive much outside help. But it has built itself up from the devastation of civil war and in the process become a fully functional country in all but international recognition reports BBC in a Mary Harper piece titled