How a single fire has destroyed an entire country
With losses of $2bn, it’s a catastrophic blow to impoverished Somaliland, which is unrecognised by most of the world
Three weeks ago, Amina Mahmud was a successful businesswoman running a butcher’s shop selling camel meat and a thriving homewares store in Somaliland’s commercial hub, Waheen market.
Trade was good.
The 41-year-old earned more than $2,700 a month, enough to raise seven children singlehandedly and win the respect of her community over two decades of graft in the capital of Hargeisa...