12 November 2017

Somalia: Somaliland Warns Puntland of Interference in Its Election

Photo: VOA/Kate Stanworth
(file photo)

Somaliland's Kulmiye Presidential Candidate Muse Bihi Abdi has sent a threatening message to Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

Bihi speaking at a joint press conference with the two other candidates in Hargeisa city has warned Puntland of military interference in the region's Presidential election expected to take place Nov 13.

Puntland and Somaliland forces are likely to fight in the Sanaag region, residents say.

The residents told Media, about 3km both troops are thought to be in Karin village in Sanaag, with a threatening fight expected.

Late Saturday, delegations from Puntland have arrived in Badhan town, in a ratcheting up of Garowe's movement against Somaliland's efforts to bring ballot box to the region.

The presidential election of Somaliland is expected to take place on 13 November.

More on This

Govt Praises Somaliland Elections in a Rare Gesture

The November 13 Presidential election in the breakaway state of Somaliland was discussed in the one week consultative… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Shabelle Media Network. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.