Somaliland
The hole in Africa’s heart

The hole in Africa’s heart

Africa’s ‘lawless third’: duty of care Swathes of the continent are home to people whose efforts at self-rule or traditional ways of life have challenged state attempts to deal with COVID-19 The lack of access to...

A desperate battle for water

A desperate battle for water

Photo essay: Somaliland     Over the past 25 years, Somalia has experienced a cycle of protracted droughts. During the most recent drought, between 2016 and 2017, rains failed for three seasons in a row. By March 2017,...

Rewiring the city

Rewiring the city

How informal energy initiatives in the Somali city of Hargeisa are lighting up a once-dark city The southern periphery of Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, is a line of hills offering a panoramic view of the expanding...