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Vol 38 No 13

Published 20th June 1997


Mouldy money

Somalia's banknotes are falling apart but attempts to replace them are causing new problems. Ali Mahdi, self-proclaimed President in North Mogadishu, tried to bring in new notes five years ago; Somaliland President Mohamed Ibrahim Egal introduced Somali shillings two years ago. Neither attracted credibility. Now it's the turn of Hussein 'Aydeed', President in South Mogadishu.

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