New Access International: Puntland Situation Report- Somali Law & Policy Program

New Access International: Puntland Situation Report- Somali Law & Policy Program

During February, Puntland State remained relatively stable, although irregular VEO attacks continued, particularly in Bossaso and Galkayo. Sub-national conflict between Puntland and Somaliland led to two armed clashes in eastern Sanaag region, where tensions have remained high since Somaliland troops seized Yubbe town in Mar. 2019. In Mudug region, a spate of random shootings targeting civilians continued with at least 4 people killed in a single incident during the reporting month. In Bossaso, two of three attacks by suspected militant groups were targeted killings, whereas the third incident, the victim survived with gunshot wounds and was rushed to a hospital. Puntland government’s strained relations with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) continued to shape federal-state politics, with the two parties tussling over respective powers in national issues, such as education, petroleum, and federal elections. In particular, during the month, the FGS and Puntland disagreed strongly over the federal Ministry of Education’s demand that Puntland students ‘take the national exam’ in order to be awarded national certificates; however, the Puntland Ministry of Education rejected this proposal on the basis that Somalia lacks an integrated‘national curriculum’.

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NAI-SitRep-Feb2020

New Access International: Puntland Situation Report- Somali Law & Policy Program
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