Paul Vallely: It depends what the wearer thinks
Posted: 22 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
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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