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The ‘Puntland State of Somalia’ Comes into Play

Michael A. Weinstein writes in Power and Interest News Report:

Puntland, which is self-described as the “Puntland State of Somalia,” has been considered by analysts and observers to be one of the more politically stable regions in that fractured country. During the past two months, however, Puntland has experienced a bout of unaccustomed political instability that culminated on July 26 in a street demonstration in its capital Garowe that ended in protestors throwing stones at its president, Mohamud “Adde” Muse, who had attempted to mollify the crowd, which was demanding an end to hyper-inflation. Puntland has begun to come into play in Somalia’s tortured web of conflicts.

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