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  Puntland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I have seen a flag for Puntland which is different from the former state of Somalia from which it seceded in 1998.
The only flag of Puntland i have saw is the somalian flag itself but with a paler blue.
Not like Somaliland, Puntland which official name is actually Republic of "Puntland State of Somalia", has not the aim of independence but of forming a confederation when things will go better...
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  Puntland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puntland is a region in northeastern Somalia, centered around Garowe (Nugaal region), whose leaders in 1998 declared it to be an autonomous state.
Somalia remained unstable and, in 1998, Puntland declared its autonomy.
Unlike the self-declared state of Somaliland, Puntland is not trying to obtain international recognition as a nation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puntland   (643 words)

  
 The plight of Puntland" gacmo"...
Puntland was thought to address these and build the foundations of strong, neutral and independent civil institutions that will earn the trust of the public at large.
Puntland was thought to address this too; and provide a venue for the next generation to contribute the social, political, economic and cultural advancement of the estate.
The flavor in Puntland showcase was based on the full participation of all the population in the region and a new political dynamics that will open the gates for the new generations; a process and platform never imagined in Somalia.
www.somaliawatch.org /archivemar02/020504201.htm   (1978 words)

  
 Footnotes to History- P to R
Puntland State of Somalia- Somalia has been torn by civil war since 1990, a war exacerbated when the Somaliland Republic declared its independence in 1991.
In July of 1998, Puntland in northeast Somalia was declared independent by its leader, Colonel Abdullahi Yussuf Ahmed.
Puntland has since been followed by Jubaland and the Central Somali States in preparing for independence.
www.buckyogi.com /footnotes/natpr.htm   (4449 words)

  
 Somalia
Puntland's leader, Abdullahi Yusuf, publicly announced that he did not plan to break away from the remainder of the country; however, the Puntland Administration did not participate in the Djibouti Conference or recognize the TNG that emerged from it.
In 1998, Puntland was established as a regional government during a consultative conference with delegates from six regions, including traditional community elders, the leadership of political organizations, members of legislative assemblies, regional administrators, and civil society representatives.
Puntland traditional elders then intervened and brokered a peace agreement between Musse and Yusuf, which was signed in May. In May, the two joined their forces and began sharing power.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27751.htm   (7351 words)

  
 Somalia Civil War - Puntland
Leaders in the northeast proclaimed the formation of the "Puntland" state in July 1998, after a conference was held in Garowe attended by delegates and observers from the Bari, Nugal, Sool and Sanaag regions.
Although the Puntland's leader publicly announced that he did not plan to break away from the remainder of the country, suspicions lingered.
Puntland's leadership banned all political parties for 3 years, starting in August 1998.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/puntland.htm   (131 words)

  
 Welcome To Puntland State Univer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Puntland State University (PSU) has its roots entrenched from the patriotic and humanitarian joint efforts of KAALO (local NGO) and Diakonia of Sweden that has been instrumental in providing the much needed financial support, physical structures and equipment.
The provision of higher Education in Puntland started with a women training institute (Garowe School of Management) where a one – year certificate program in basic arithmetic’s, simple bookkeeping, Office practice, Computer literacy, English communication skills and management courses were offered.
Sixty women graduated after the one-year program and have currently found formal placements in various Employment bodies in Puntland such as local and international N.G.O.S, Government and the private sector with some furthering their education.
www.puntlandstateuniversity.com /index.htm   (494 words)

  
 Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1990s Mr Ahmed emerged as the pre-eminent leader of his native Puntland region; he declared the territory autonomous in 1998.
On July 23, 1998 he became the President of Puntland and served in this position until his term expired on July 1, 2001.
In May 2002 he gained control of Puntland's capital and was recognized as President of Puntland again, though rebellions continued until 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abdullahi_Yusuf_Ahmed   (586 words)

  
 Puntland Maxaa lagaga Dayan Karaa - www.ezboard.com
salaan dabadeed waxaa Puntland looga dayan karaa wax kastoo wanaag ah waxaana fiican umad kasta waneegeeda in lagu daydo hadaan ka hadlo wanaaga Puntland.
Puntland waa meelaha oogu qabyaaladda yar Soomaaliya, waa sida aan isleeyahay.
Waxaa lagu kaftamaa haddii aad aragto qof Soomaalinimo ka hadlaaya waa siyaasi reer Puntland.
p205.ezboard.com /fsomalitalkfrm21.showMessage?topicID=3.topic   (976 words)

  
 Dhahar Online
Wareysi aanu la yeelanay Wasiirka Madaxtooyada Puntland Cali J. Farax
WASIIRKA WARFAAFINTA PUNTLAND OO SI CARRO LEH UGA HADLAY WARARKA SHEEGAYA IN CIIDAMADA PUNTLAND QAAR KA TIRSANI KU SUGAN YIHIIN CAASIMADA SOOMAALYA EE MAGAALADA MUQDISHA
Boosaaso: (dhahar.com) Wasiirka Warfaafinta ee Maamulka Dawlad Goboleedka Puntland mudane C/raxmaan Maxamed (Bangax) ayaa si cad u canbaareyey.»» Read More
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 Puntland President's Anniversary Speech
Despite the complicated political situation in Somalia, the Puntland government embarked on the task of maintaining peace and stability, encouraging the many warring factions to reconcile, respecting good neighbourliness and establishing cooperation among all regions.
Puntland supports the concept that first there must be regional administrations in Somalia as a basis for reconciliation in the Somalia.
Puntland political stand on Jubbaland and Kismaayo [southern Somalia] is that the region should be returned to its rightful owners and this should be done through dialogue.
www.somaliawatch.org /archivejuly/000807101.htm   (1296 words)

  
 Puntland
Plagued by major health problems from acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles and tuberculosis, Puntland's population of over a million people is spread out over a geographical area bigger than England, encompassing the north-east Somali regions of Mudug, Nugal, Bari, Sool and the eastern part of Sanaag.
According to the director general of health in the regional administration in Garowe, there are 63 qualified doctors registered in Puntland, five functioning hospitals, three health centres, 25 MCH clinics, and 62 health posts (many of them not functioning).
The purpose of it was to identify a system to share the cost of maintaining the clinics between those in the community who could afford to pay, the emerging directorate of health in Puntland state's Ministry of Social Affairs, and the international donors who have kept the programme going since 1993.
www.redcross.int /EN/mag/magazine2001_2/puntland.html   (1427 words)

  
 Situation Reports: East Africa Drought, Somalia: Puntland fact sheet - Aug 2006, Situation Reports: Somalia, Somalia: ...
Puntland is situated in the north east of Somalia, centered on the administrative capital of Garowe.
However, progress is being made and in November 2005 the Puntland authorities embarked on their first ever Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Programme (DDR) with UNDP Somalia to strengthen the rule of law and security in the region.
The prevalence rate in Puntland is estimated 0.9% and the Puntland AIDS Commission established in September 2005 is for the first time playing a key role in the review and selection of proposals for the Global Fund for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) resources of which 44%, will be channeled through Somali organizations.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/LSGZ-6T5GL4?OpenDocument   (1984 words)

  
 Somalia: Puntland editor jailed after weekly resumes publication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"Puntland authorities are acting in an arbitrary and autocratic way toward this independent newspaper and its journalists," said Ann Cooper, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Puntland is a self-declared autonomous region in Somalia, which has had no functioning central government since the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1991.
The Puntland authorities are signatory to a peace agreement signed last year in Kenya, aimed at restoring Somalia to peace and democracy.
news.monstersandcritics.com /mediamonitor/printer_1018283.php   (426 words)

  
 Welcome banadir.com
In the letter, a copy of which was given to PANA in Paris, RSF's general secretary, Robert Menard, urged Col. Ahmed "to do everything in his power to ensure that the journalist was released".
The RSF secretary general said police in Bossasso, a regional state of Puntland, arrested the editor on 11 July.
Puntland has refused to attend the talks, which were initiated by President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and which started on 2 May.
www.banadir.com /media.htm   (233 words)

  
 Puntland President Sworn In
The President and vice-president of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia, took the oath of office on Wednesday, a senior Puntland official told IRIN.
Abdullahi Yusuf, whose mandate expired on 30 June, obtained the extension of his mandate from clan representatives and the Puntland House of Representatives on 27 June.
Local sources told IRIN that commanders of the Puntland security forces had reportedly came out in support of the extension of the mandate, thus making it virtually impossible for the chief justice to challenge Abdullahi Yusuf.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/33/107.html   (270 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Puntland
Sporadic fighting has broken out between Puntland and Somaliland over the ownership of the latter's Sool and Sanaag regions, which are claimed by Puntland on the basis of ethnicity.
Puntland is a destination for many Somalis displaced by violence in the south; some of them attempt to make the sea crossing to Yemen.
Puntland is governed by a 66-member House of Representatives and a traditional council of elders.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/4276288.stm   (423 words)

  
 Politics, economics, international relations & more: What is a Traveler to Puntland to Do?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The residents of Puntland claimed that the rest of the world was ignoring their plight (apparently they weren’t aware that the rest of the world didn’t even know that the Land of the Gods existed).
Not only does Puntland have its own country (albeit of uncertain borders and general location), flag (not a very creative flag sadly, a single white star on a blue background), but it also has its own President, Abdullahi Yusuf (don't worry about writing that down; there won't be a quiz).
The problem is, as you can imagine, Puntland is not a particularly safe place for American tourists to be (contrary to popular belief, Disneyland was never considering opening a theme park in Puntland).
politics-and-more.blogspot.com /2006/06/what-is-traveler-to-puntland-to-do.html   (1038 words)

  
 som004 Gays mobilise against reported Somali death sentence
Puntland has not declared its independence, envisioning instead a future as an autonomous unit within a federalized Somalia.
Puntland has its own courts and judiciary; it appears that they enforce a mixture of Islamic Shari'a law and remains of, or selections from, Somalian criminal law.
On this backgroud, the gay rights group has urged for immediate action to investigate the situation in Puntland and asking for clarification, and calling for the immediate release of the two women should their reported imprisonment be true.
www.afrol.com /News2001/som004_lesbians_sentenced3.htm   (1581 words)

  
 No one killed in Puntland operations, Range insists - Business - Business
The fight was apparently between Puntland security forces and the Warsangeli clan, which has ties to some Somaliland ministers and is known to oppose Range's right to explore in Puntland.
The dean of Puntland State University, Abdi Samad Ibrahim Jama, agrees there were some skirmishes between clan and militia forces but adds "the problem is calm now after finalising a proper solution with the local people by the Puntland authorities".
Mohammed Elmi, a resident of the regional capital of Bosasso, Puntland, wrote to a Somali website asking for the Range agreement to be reassessed by the Puntland Government to end the conflict.
www.smh.com.au /news/business/no-one-killed-in-puntland-operations-range-insists/2006/04/17/1145126056431.html?page=fullpage   (1556 words)

  
 sciforums.com - NEWS: Up to 120 Killed in Renewed Puntland Fighting
The fighting, which was described as "the heaviest seen in Puntland", lasted well into the night, claiming the lives of over 90 people, with over 100 wounded, they said.
Controversy over Puntland's leadership has been increasingly vocal since June 2001, when Yusuf, whose term ended then, claimed that parliament had extended his mandate.
A number of Puntland's traditional elders meeting in Garowe in July 2001 rejected his claim, and named Yusuf Haji Nur, Puntland's former chief justice, as "acting president" until the election of a new administration.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=9854   (418 words)

  
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Puntland is once again mired in clashes between forces loyal to Col Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmad and those of his rival Jama Ali Jama, both of whom claim to be Puntland's legitimate president.
He added that Puntland forces were currently deployed in the border area between the two regions and "will respond if attacked from Somaliland".
Both Puntland and Somaliland claim ownership of the two regions of Sool and Sanaag, a dispute which led to an attack last month on the Somaliland leader, Dahir Riyaleh Kahin, who was visiting the area.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=31564&SelectRegion=Horn_of_Africa&SelectCountry=SOMALIA   (527 words)

  
 Somalia's Puntland sold exploration rights in Somaliland
Puntland authorities last year had sold exclusive mining rights in all its territory, including parts claimed by Somaliland, to an Australian company.
Puntland, on the other hand, is an autonomous region in Somalia, under direct control of Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, who later has become Somalia's transitional President.
Somalilanders were therefore shocked when finding out that in October last year, the autonomous government of Puntland had entered into a contract with the small Australian company Range Resources Ltd, selling off 50.1 percent of the sole and exclusive rights to all mineral, oil exploration and development in Puntland, including Sanaag and Sool regions.
www.hiiraan.com /news/2006/feb/somali_news02_8.html   (746 words)

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