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The central Somali government said on Wednesday it was taking over a military training program run by the UAE. ... “We ask our UAE friends, not only to stay, but to redouble their efforts in helping Somalia stand on its feet,” said the office of the president of Puntland, a territory that sits on the tip of the Horn ...
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the planner of the September 11 attacks, who Qatar funded with a no-show government job in 1996, was a member of the Brotherhood's youth wing in Kuwait in the 1980s. There are ... The UAE trains and funds the Puntland Police Force's anti-terrorism and anti-piracy programs.

The Somali government said Monday that it has opened conciliatory talks with United Arab Emirates leaders on Monday, a day after the UAE said it would ... On Saturday, the UAE evacuated dozens of trainers from Somalia's coastal city of Bosaso, where they have been training Puntland regional maritime ...
President Mohamed has vehemently denied Thursday's reports regarding UAE trainers at Bosaso Airport, describing those reports as 'absurd ones'. Somalia government hinted it could release up to $10 million seized from UAE-registered plane on April 8 in an apparent softening of position towards the ...
It added that talks were under way between Somali's semiautonomous Puntland region and the UAE to end the dispute. The UAE foreign ministry has not commented on the matter. The news comes just days after Somalia's government seized several bags of money carrying almost $10m from a plane that ...
On the other hand, Somalia's International Partners are set to meet president Ali in Nairobi during his stay to put his government pressure not to launch a counter-offensive against Somaliland forces in Tukaraq, and seek a dialogue. Before his departure to Kenya, President Ali held a meeting with Puntland ...

The motion was announced at the opening of the 24th Session of the Garowe Council, which was attended by senior Puntland government officials, state parliamentarians, regional representatives, traditional elders and members of the civil society. During his keynote speech at the event, Puntland's interior ...
Puntland has long been more stable than the country's volatile south, where al-Shabab has battled the government and African Union forces for the past decade. But in the past year, there have been a string of smaller attacks in Puntland, including tossed grenades and shootings in and around Bossaso.
A leaked document obtained by Garowe Online revealed that collusion between Puntland government partner agencies and the contractor over Conflict of interest has prompted the entire suspension of the road rehabilitation project. The document further indicated that malpractice and corruption are the ...
The situation in Puntland, a largely autonomous region that maintains its own government, is different from conditions in southern and central Somalia, including Mogadishu, where children sometimes are afraid to go school due to frequent attacks by Al-Shabaab, an extremist group linked to Al Qaeda that ...
The current Political Parties did not fully meet all conditions, doubting the possibility of “one person, one vote polls” by 2019 as the five-year term of Puntland President, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" ends the beginning of next year. President Ali and his government had been blamed for failing to implement ...
Sources revealed to GO that the commander voiced concern over the deteriorating security and the surge in terrorist attacks by Al-Shabaab and ISIL-linked militants during a meeting with Puntland Government officials in Garowe this week. The new Police chief has informed the officials about the need to ...
We, the Puntland Focus Group, would like to inform the Puntland people and Government of Puntland State of Somalia, that we remain extremely concerned about the governance and current situation in the State. It has come to our attention that the President of Puntland State is now entertaining an illegal ...
Boys who were first used by Al-Shabab and then detained by government security forces said that felt doubly trapped and victimized. “I feel afraid and let down,” said a 15-year old whom Al-Shabab abducted and then sent to fight in Puntland in March 2016, only to be captured and sentenced by a military ...
The laboratory, partly funded by Sweden, was launched last year after the Puntland state government enacted a Sexual Offences Act in 2016, which criminalised sexual offences and imposed tough penalties. But technology alone will not solve Somalia's many judicial weaknesses. The DNA sample from ...
These boats equipped with drift nets prohibited in international waters for fishing have been licensed by Puntland government led by President, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" to carry out fishing activities off the coast of Puntland. Speaking at a press conference in Garowe city, former Director of Puntland's ...
Meanwhile, the statement urged the current Puntland government in office to come up with a clear contingency plan to respond such maritime disaster. Finally, PUNSAA hailed the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC), efforts on the democratization process and the preparation for “one ...

On several past occasions, Warsame, along with President Ali attended previous meetings between the regional leaders and the Federal government of Somalia held in Mogadishu leading a team tasked with Puntland participation in the talks. Pundits say nepotism and corruption is nothing new in the ...
The UAE's Dubai government owns DP World. A DP World spokesman told Reuters that construction in Somaliland and Puntland, another semi-autonomous region of Somalia where a Dubai state-owned company has a separate deal to manage a port, was on schedule and that work would start soon.
The UAE has suspended last week funds to pay the salaries of 2,407 soldiers in Mogadishu as result of the soaring diplomatic spat with the Federal Government of Somalia. The Dubai-based DP World and P&O ports are in agreement to develop and manage Bosaso and Berbera ports with Puntland and ...
All of this activity relates to a new port being built by DP World, a company mostly owned by the government of Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates ... in Mogadishu temporarily seized an Emirati plane carrying some $9.6m in cash, apparently intended for soldiers in Puntland, another autonomous state, ...
"UAE has pledged to continue supporting PMPF and assured the Somali Federal Government, Puntland and the International community of its commitment to helping Somalia stand on its feet," a senior PMPF official told GO. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the ...
Phillip Cooper, Project Manager for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under JPLG, congratulated the Puntland government on the frameworks and its work on local governance. "The Puntland Government has demonstrated commitment to putting in place stable local government ...
Puntland government officials could not be reached for comments, but, sources in Bosaso confirmed to GO that three crew members have been rescued and disembarked from the boat with wounds from the fire. The sailors who are said to be Indian nationals were rescued by Puntland Maritime Police Force ...
BOSASO, Puntland - The Security Forces of Somalia's north-eastern Federal Member State Puntland have launched a major security operation in the commercial city of Bosaso on Sunday, Garowe Online reports. Puntland government has deployed armed troops on the streets of Bosaso port city, ...
MAP is concerned on the continued Government's top officials, security escorts including the Puntland President's guards disrespect towards the Journalists' and journalism practice in Puntland, also seen as a continued denial of the citizen's constitutional rights on freedom of expression and other ...
We, Puntland Focus Group after having heard the recent BBC Somali Service Interview with Puntland Government Spokesman, Abdullahi Mohamed Jama, known as [Quran-Je'el] saying the upcoming state's polls in 2019 will be responsible by a Provisional Electoral Commission, Puntland Focus Group ...
Within days after Somaliland took over the Tukarak post, which is only 80km from Garowe (the capital of Puntland), the Puntland government has been amassing its army and other forces in the area with the aim of retaking the checkpoint or even going beyond in areas presently administered by Somaliland.


 

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