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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Somaliland: Africa’s unofficial country

HARGEISA — Most local banknotes in Somaliland are only worth pennies, so a brick of money is usually needed to buy a meal of camel hump or goat meat. The whole process of exchanging notes is gloriously exotic. In More...

Little by little China is forming military links in Africa and in the Indian Ocean in order, experts say, to protect Beijing’s economic interests in the region.
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

China beefing up military presence in Indian Ocean

NAIROBI — In the past three weeks Beijing has committed to supporting Ugandan forces operating in Somalia and to helping the Seychelles fight piracy. “It is very clear that the Chinese leaders recognize More...