After declaring independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland has its own government, security forces and currency. Unlike Somalia, Somaliland is very stable and has not had any problems with Terrorism or pirates. However, it is still denied recognition by the international community. Despite this lack of recognition, Somalilanders, have on their own, built a built a functining political system, institutions and schools.
This article written by Rasna Warah in theelephant.info shows how Somaliland has achieved this stability.
Denied international recognition for nearly three decades, the breakaway republic has built a hybrid political system that some scholars term the first modern African democracy
Hargeisa adopted a unique hybrid system of governance that incorporates elements of traditional customary law (known as xeer), Sharia law and modern secular institutions, including a parliament, a judiciary, an army and a police force
Although Barre is credited with many progressive reforms, such as expanding literacy and women’s rights, he failed to bring about democracy in Somalia, and is also blamed for pitting clans against each other through favouritism, political patronage and persecution of certain clans