Somalia – 31 July 2014

Somaila:Puntland Strongly Opposes the Mogadishu Agreement Purporting to Create a Federal State for Central Regions

In reference to the July 30th 2014 Agreement announced in Mogadishu, the Puntland Council of Ministers convened in an extraordinary meeting chaired by the President HE Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas in which the following decisions were taken;
1. Having seen the Federal Constitution Article 50 sections 5 and 6; Article 52 sections 2b and 3, it is clear that the said Agreement is unconstitutional and consequently unacceptable to the Somali people, in particular the Government and people of Puntland […]
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Somali lawmaker shot dead by Islamists in Mogadishu
Sheikh Aden Mader was killed on Friday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, after militants blocked his car and sprayed it with bullets, witnesses said. Mader was chairman of the parliamentary finance committee and a former minister in the Somali government. He is the fifth Somali parliamentarian to be killed this year.
Al Shabab militants claimed responsibility, saying they killed Mader for bringing “Christian enemies” to Somalia. This is a reference mainly directed to UN-backed African Union forces who are battling the group
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