Africa in focus: Self-governing, autonomous Somaliland

Africa’s Somaliland is a self-governing autonomous region with its own currency, military and passport. But it is not recognized as a sovereign state.

Somaliland broke away and declared independence from Somalia 30 years ago. It’s seen as a stable region, especially when compared to the rest of Somalia, where there is a big terrorism threat.

But most of Somaliland’s 4.5 million people live in poverty. DW takes a closer look at Somaliland and its society.