Beled-Xaawo is the only town in Somalia to straddle a tri-border area, having a border with both Kenya and Ethiopia. As a result of this TRADE is a huge part of the economy so much so that Ken Menkhaus said traders in Beled-Xaawo make more money than anywhere else in Somalia.
Beled-Xaawo is also the one town in Somalia that has not seen a day of quiet since 1991. It was the sight of the biggest battle between SNF and USC. The sight of the biggest battles between Al Itihad and Ethiopia. The sight of various tribal wars. The sight of the biggest battle in Gedo between Shabaab and AMISOM, etc.
The most peace Beled-Xaawo has had is the last couple years. Now look at this time. It seems to be 3X bigger than just last year.
Beled-Xaawo I have always believed has the biggest potential in Somalia. It is now Jubbaland's 3rd largest town after Kismaayo and Baardheere. Yet I believe that it can be the number one economic town in the country south of Mogadishu. God Bless Beled-Xaawo