Somaliland’s telecommunication business is booming despite the lack of recognition and having no access to international banks and credit unions.
Al Jazeera’s Jama Nur Ahmed went to Hargeisa to see firsthand how Somaliland’s leading telecom operators are improving the lives of ordinary people.
Six months ago, Somaliland’s leading operator, Telesom unveiled its mobile banking system dubbed “ZAAD Services”, since then more than 40, 000 people use it now in Hargeisa from all walks of life.
What makes Somaliland telecoms so different from others in Africa, is that Somaliland operators are owned by Somalis.
Here is a short footage of that program in Arabic.
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Source: Al Jazeera (Arabic), 24 March 2010