What I like is that Hargeisa is at least a metropolitan place for Somali standards — crowded, easy flights options, good action and lots of diaspora. It just needs a mayor who cares and less corruption — Garowe wins in those categories. Just watch the mayor on FB.
But I will take Djibouti or Jigjiga any day to a city in Somalia, SL or PL.
Only one city was completely flattened in the late 80s and early 90s isn’t it a embarrassment you are comparing hargeisa to cities that never seen war / over half the city survived war (Mogadishu)!? Hargeisa was reduced to rubble and still outpaces Garowe which is only the size of not even 1 xaafad in Hargeisa. Iska xishood warya