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Elections in Puntland: A Historical Overview

After a tumultuous election year marred by electoral model disagreements that, in  some cases, led to armed clashes, Puntland parliamentarians head to the polls on January 8, 2024.

Somalia: Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 9 November 2023

This week saw several important political developments in Somalia.

Somalia: Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 26 October 2023

This week in Somalia, tensions rose as the opposition accused President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of dividing the nation through unilateral policies amid the fight against al-Shabaab.

How Gaalka’yo Managed To Go From Persistent Troubles to an Oasis of Communal Harmony

Gaalka'yo, the capital city of Mudug region, has served as a beacon of peace and stability for the past six years after successfully overcoming numerous war-related obstacles that repeatedly sprang up during and after the civil war.

Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 03 August 2023

Somalia and Turkey discussed strengthening bilateral trade and investment cooperation during a meeting between senior officials.

Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 27 July 2023

This week saw several notable political developments in Somalia.

Garowe: Come for a Visit, Stay for the Peace, Tranquillity, and Beauty

Driving through Mogadishu, one is always on a hight alert. If it's not a check point manned by unforgiving soldiers, abusive in both vocal and physical, one is forced to dodge the thousand tuk-tuks that seem to tickle the vehicles around them.

Gorfayn Weekly Briefs, Thursday 06 July 2023

This week in Somali politics and security, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud praised Las Anod for honouring Independence Day after 15 years.

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