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Tog Wajaale (Somaliland/Somalia) - Somali-Ethiopian border

Tog Wajaale (Somaliland/Somalia) - Somali-Ethiopian border

View of the Somaliland border gate at Tog Wajaale, seen from Togochale (Somali Regional State, Ethiopia). Tog Wajaale is a busy village, divided into two by a dry creek which marks the border.
On the Somaliland side of the border, there are quite up-to-date passport checking facilities (even several passport scanners and computers with flat screen monitors - what a contrast to the typical big book on the Ethiopian side!), sponsored by a British programme.
However, most people (and animals) don't care, they just cross the border without any control. And many people do this, because of the famous market on the Somali side, where e.g. electronic goods are sold which aren't available in Ethiopia. Even people from Jijiga come here for that. The Ethiopian side is also attractive for the Somalis, because there are four banks in this village. The reason for that is that Somaliland - as an unrecognized state - doesn't have access to the international banking system, so some people manage their accounts through Ethiopian banks in Togochale.

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Photo prise @ Togwajaale le 22 janvier 2010 (© Danielzolli / Flickr)

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