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Vol 37 No 4

Published 16th February 1996


Shrinking horizons

President Egal hasn't yet managed to provide the constitution he and his country need

Breakaway Somaliland, five years old and still unrecognised by the outside world, has acquired a national anthem. In a rare display of unity, President Mohamed Ibrahim Egal’s cabinet picked one tune from a short-list of three. The country already had a flag, an army and a currency. Stamps are planned. But for complete nationhood, and perhaps for Egal’s political survival, it needs a constitution. Yet few believe that Egal will manage to produce one before his extended term of office expires in a few months.

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