Puntland

Gamal Reelection

Gamal’s Uphill Battle For Re-election

After weeks of an uphill battle, Gamal Hassan, the Somali Minister of Planning, saw his candidacy to represent his clan in the Federal Parliament blocked. The controversial announcement made yesterday by the Puntland Electoral Commission put an end to his re-election bid. Puntland’s State Election Implementation Team (SEIT) has published the much expected list of […]

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PSF in Bosaso

Puntland Political Crisis Threatens Peace In Bosaso

Tension remains high in Bosaso as the Puntland Security Forces (PSF) and forces loyal to Said Deni, the president of Puntland, face each other following the dismissal by decree of the PSF commander. Said Deni tried last week to remove the PSF director Mahamud Osman Diyano and his officers. Deni has so far failed to […]

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Puntland Local Elections

Puntland Local Elections : A Victory For The People

Puntland’s local elections, held on October 25, were welcomed by the Somali public and the international community as an unprecedented democratic achievement. The region has set an example of order, equality and electoral transparency for other parts of Somalia which are still reluctant to take the step towards a participatory electoral system. The democratic local […]

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Gamal Hassan

Gamal Hassan’s Eventful Passage Through Puntland

IIn recent days, the Somali public has been outraged by the harassment Gamal Hassan, the Federal Planning Minister, suffered upon arriving at Garowe Airport, Puntland, on his way to his hometown of Badhan, in the Sanag region. The harassment did not end there. On his way back to Garowe, Puntland’s ruling class of which Said […]

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Is Does Saeed Deni Seeking The Presidency?

Puntland President Saeed Abdullahi Deni is in an undisclosed election campaign, seeking the presidency of Somalia. Although Deni has not yet officially announced his intentions, he is taking steps to make it clear that he intends to take over the seat currently held by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The reason Deni has not yet announced […]

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Said Deni Ready To Meet With Federal Government

“The President of the Republic of Somalia Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is calling again on the presidents of the 5 regional states and the federal government in meeting on Saturday the 3rd of April 2021 at the Afisyoni Airbase to discuss the implementation of the September 17th, 2020 and February 16th, 2021. ”

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Puntland Unpaid Forces Set Up Roadblocks

Puntland, Darawish forces, protesting against unpaid salaries, have installed a checkpoint on the Garowe-Gaalkacyo highway for almost a week. Units of the protesting army, complaining of lack of rights and salaries, barred Puntland officials from using the Garowe-Gaalkacyo highway, particularly in the Harfo area of Mudug region. Army officials told Puntland Post that they would […]

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Federal Gov’t, Puntland Trade Barbs Over Dhahar Police Brutality

Following a violent suppression of a popular uprising in the Sanag Region’s town of Dhahar, the Federal Government of Somalia issued a statement condemning the Puntland Administration’s use of live bullets to subdue the crowd. “The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) is deeply saddened by today’s heinous act in Dhahar, Sanaag region, in which Puntland […]

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Puntland In A Dragon Den

The Halane compound, a heavily fortified compound in Somali’s capital, is preparing for an eventual meeting between the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and regional leaders to sign the final deal on the federal elections under the UN and foreign representatives watch. It took some time for Said Deni, the Puntland leader, to […]

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Puntland President Arrives In Mogadishu With Militia

A delegation led by Puntland leader Said Abdullahi Deni, preceded by his heavily armed militia, was welcomed at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport by opposition leaders and members of parliament from the Puntland region. Mr. Deni is expected to attend a meeting between the Federal Government and state governments which is scheduled to be held […]

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