Money changers with stacks of old Somali shillings. Old Somali shillings as seen here are still used in Somalia. The government hasn't printed new money yet. Five U.S. dollars equal a 3-inch stack of 100 shilling notes. In Hargeisa, Somaliland. Somaliland is the breakaway republic in northern Somalia that declared independence in 1991 after 50,000 died in civil war.