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Axmed Abshir Surato, oo loo yaqaan Bakuuke. [Isha Sawirka: Facebook]

Rookie councilor says he’s running for Garowe mayor

Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) One of the newly elected local councilors is now running for Garowe mayor. Ahmed Abshir Surato, known as Bakuuke, announced on Wednesday he is running for city mayor. “I am a candidate for Garowe mayor, hoping to win the election in late August,” he said. Bakuuke, a political neophyte, is a lecturer at the local University, Puntland State[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 0 comments English News
Local Pastoralist Community Rejects WFP Borehole Project in Gelinculus Rural Area

Local Pastoralist Community Rejects WFP Borehole Project in Gelinculus Rural Area

Garowe–(Puntland Mirror) The local community in Gelinculus have opposed a WFP project proposal to dig a borehole in their grazing rangelands in Nugal valley. The traditional elders and other members of the community has signed a rejection letter to WFP, the funding agency and Puntland Ministry of Agriculture, the implementing agency. In an interview with Puntland Mirror, Iise Nuur Geedi,[Read More…]

by August 9, 2018 0 comments English News
Interim Mayor Rules Out Running for Garowe Mayor

Interim Mayor Rules Out Running for Garowe Mayor

Garowe–(Puntland Mirror) The interim mayor of Garowe city, Mr Ahmed Mohamed Du’ale, has ruled out running for mayor in the upcoming district council elections, as confirmed to Puntland Mirror by credible sources close to the Interim mayor.  The interim mayor has flirted with the idea of competing for the position in the last few months. The sources have stated that[Read More…]

by August 5, 2018 0 comments English News
Maleeshiyada Al-Shabaab. [Sawir Hore]

Four Al-Shabab fighters killed in U.S. airstrike near Mogadishu

Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Four fighters of Al-Shabab militant group were killed in U.S. airstrike in southern Somalia. The strike occurred about 74 miles northwest of Mogadishu on Thursday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said in a statement on Friday. No civilians were killed in the attack, the statement added. “U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 0 comments English News
Madaxweynihii hore ee Khaatumo Maxamuud Yuusuf Indhosheel. [Sawir Hore]

Former Khaatumo President accuses Somaliland of killing two officials in Buuhoodle

Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) Former Khaatumo President Mohamed Yousuf Indhosheel accused Somaliland of killing two officials in Buuhoodle. Speaking to local media, Indhosheel who is in Garowe, has accused Somaliland of being behind the killing of Abdifatah Mohamed Ali and Ahmed Mohamoud Dolal. “We have received reports that Somaliland has sent killers to Buuhoodle to carry out assassinations against us,” he said.[Read More…]

by August 2, 2018 0 comments English News
Farmaajo iyo Afawerki oo heshiis ku saxiixaya gudaha Asmara. [Xigashada Sawirka: Wasaaradda Warfaafinta Eriteeriya]

Farmaajo and Afwerki sign agreement pledging to establish diplomatic relations

Asmara-(Puntland Mirror) Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki have signed an agreement in Asmara on Monday. The agreement consists of four major points: 1. Somalia is endowed with a strategic location and vast human and natural resources. However, it has been hampered in realizing its potential due to internal problems and external intervention. Thus, Eritrea strongly supports[Read More…]

by July 30, 2018 0 comments English News
Madaxweynaha Puntland Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali oo garoonka Garoowe ku soo dhaweynaya Raysulwasaaraha Soomaaliya Xasan Cali. [Sawirka:  Sakaria Nur/Puntland Mirror]

Somali Prime Minister arrives in Puntland for first time

Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has arrived in Puntland for first time since taking office in March 2017. Khaire landed in Puntland capital, Garowe, on Sunday, and was welcomed by Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali. Hundreds of residents were also lined up on the tarmac road of Garowe to welcome the Prime Minister. “I am very pleased[Read More…]

by July 29, 2018 0 comments English News
Kornayl Cabdirashiid Xasan Xaashi, oo loo yaqaan “Gabi Gabi”. [Sawirka]

Former Puntland’s military police chief of Mudug region shot dead in Galkayo

Galkayo-(Puntland Mirror) Former Puntland’s military police chief of Mudug region, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Galkayo town on Friday, security sources said. Colonel Abdirashid Hassan Hashi, known as “Gabi Gabi”, was shot dead outside a mosque in Galkayo, where he performed evening prayer. The gunmen escaped from the area after the attack, according to sources. No group[Read More…]

by July 28, 2018 0 comments English News
Agaasimaha Guud ee Wasaaradda Arrimaha Gudaha Puntland Maxamed Cali Nuur "Jubba". [Sawir Hore]

Director General of Puntland Ministry of Interior may lose his job due to corruption allegations

Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) The Director General of Puntland Ministry of Interior may be fired after allegations of corruption, sources close to the matter told Puntland Mirror. For the past weeks, the relationships between the Ministry of Interior and its partners have been frosty especially Unicef after the Director General of the Ministry of Interior Mohamed Ali Nour also called Juba has[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 0 comments English News
Al-Shabaab says it storms military base near Kismayo, kills 27 troops. [File Photo]

Al-Shabaab says it storms military base near Kismayo, kills 27 troops

Fighters of the al Shabaab group attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group said on Monday, a blast heard by residents of a nearby town. The attack follows a June attack on the base by al Shabaab that wounded seven soldiers. The group is battling to topple the[Read More…]

by July 23, 2018 0 comments English News
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