Somalia Celebrates 60 Years of Unique Independence

July 1 will always be a memorable day in Somalia's history as it not only symbolise the end of the Italian rule in the southern regions, but is also the day the former British Somaliland Protectorate and the Italian-governed Somali territory united to form the Somali Republic.


In 1991, north-west Somalia broke away from the rest of the country after a civil war, and declared itself independent. Today, 25 years later, Somaliland celebrates its "independence", despite not a single country recognising it.

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