Somalia Fumes Over Taiwan-Somaliland Diplomatic Ties

Somalia has expressed anger over Taiwan's move to open a representative office in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. Mogadishu has warned Taiwan of retaliatory measures if it continues to make moves in the breakaway territory, which unilaterally declared independence from the rest of Somalia back in May 1991. Somaliland has stated it will not cut ties with its newly found ally Taiwan despite protestations from the Federal Republic of Somalia.

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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