Somaliland Regional Governors: President Muse Bihi Abdi has appointed regional governors and other advisers as follows:Sanaag region – Mohamed Ahmed Alin Yusuf ‘Timbaro’Toghdeer region – Hamse Mohamed Abdi AhmedMaroodi‐jeeh region‐ Jama Haji Ahmed Abdi MuseAwdal region – Abdirahman Ahmed Ali MuseGabile – Mahmud Ali Suleiman RamahHawd region – Yasin Mohamed Shide IbrahimSarar region – Ahmed Mohamed Hashi DualeSalal region – Mowlid Mohamed Noor WarsamePresidency spokesperson – Mohamud Warsame Jama AliPresidential adviser on social affairs – Abdiwahid Abdiqadir Abdirahman(Somaliland Sun website 29/1)Somaliland Politician Arrested: The Radio Kulmiye website reported that Somaliland security forces had arrested a politician named Suleiman Ibrahim Mohamed in Burao town, Toghdeer region, after he announced that he was going to form a new regional administration there.The politician was seemingly opposed to ongoing oil exploration projects in Berbera town and a firm [Dubai‐based DP World] that has reportedly taken over the management of Berbera port. (Radio Kulmiye website 17/2)Southwest State Elections: Presidential elections for Southwest State will take place on November 17th 2018, the state assembly announced on February 19th.The assembly also passed a crucial constitutional amendment locking out clan elders and delegates from participating in the election of state president. The assembly will now be the sole authority that will elect the president.The current president Sharif Hassan Adan was elected jointly by delegates and elders in 2014 before the assembly was constituted.Southwest State was formed on November 7th, 2014 after several political tussles and agreements. Adan was elected president ten days later. It is not clear if Adan will be defending his seat in the new poll. (Goobjoog website 19/2)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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