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Paul Vallely: It depends what the wearer thinks

I was with Bob Geldof in Somaliland recently. We were looking at the way the economy worked, and had gone to visit the international currency exchange in downtown Hargeisa. It consisted of a series of open-air stalls in which men sat cross-legged, surrounded by huge stashes of dirty-looking currency in wads the size of bricks.

“Let’s have a look at the commodities market now,” said Geldof, picking his way across the dusty street to a set of stalls with ramshackle cotton awnings. ...

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Mon 30 Mar 15 @ 16:34
C of E statement on allegations surrounding Enoch Powell and satanic cults https://t.co/6BEhcprRsu

Mon 30 Mar 15 @ 11:38
Bishops from 6 continents call for urgent action on 'climate crisis' - read declaration (PDF) http://t.co/Y2AvxqSbst http://t.co/2aaRqdNOc8