Africa, Somaliland, Hargeisa. Shooting a tv newscast program at the "Somaliland National TV" studios. Somaliland is a state located in northwestern Somalia. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, the local authorities of Somaliland, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia. The Republic of Somaliland is a self-declared state internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. Somaliland has a president, a parliament, controlled territory, universities, state hospitals and an army, but practically no-one recognize it as a state. Officially, Hargeisa – the capital – is still in Somalia.