Meanwhile, thousands of people in Somaliland denounced the new president as a
relic of the past, serving as a stiff reminder to the Djibouti government of the
challenge that lay ahead, news reports said on Friday.
Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland, protesters burned Somali and Djibouti flags while
many held placards reading: "No more unity", or "Down with Djibouti" Similar demonstrations
were reported in the port of Berbera on Wednesday.
a former British protectorate, has enjoyed relative stability compared with other
parts of Somalia, which dissolved into clan-based civil war and anarchy after
the 1991 overthrow of Muhammad Siyad Barreh.