Sunday, November 02, 2003

Somaliland: Dec. deadline for illegal immigrants to leave

Remember the two British and one Italian aid workers who were killed in the self-declared state of Somaliland (see earlier post) ...

... in response to the killings, Somaliland authorities have declared that all 70,000 "illegal immigrants" -- most of them Somali -- have until December to leave the territory. The authorities have maintained that outsiders are responsible for the murders.
"Asked how Somaliland would identify who has a right to remain in the country, the president said simply that local people knew each other well, and could distinguish foreigners."