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Taiwan’s Flag Now Flying Again in Africa

Officials from Taiwan and Somaliland hold up the Taiwan flag that will be raised above the new representative office in Hargeisa.

Taiwan opened its newest mission in Africa today at a ceremony in Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland. Although the new representative office is not quite the same as formal diplomatic recognition, it’s certainly close and marks the rare win for President Tsai Ing-wen who, until now, has had to contend with a shrinking diplomatic presence around the world, including in Africa.

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