Hiiraan stakeholders have begun meetings in Beledweyne to form a “standalone” authority as it continues to protest the Somali government’s efforts to combine the Hiiraan and Middle Shabelle regions into one administration as part of the federalism process. Xawaadle sub-clan elders in particular… Read More ›
Is Somalia Set for Another Breakaway State?
Elders in Somalia’s Hiiraan region have threatened to establish their own administration as the crisis to form the latest regional state continues to stall. Horn Cable TV has more: “Immediately after we wrap-up the inauguration ceremony to crown Chief Hassan who… Read More ›
Al-Shabaab Rallying Clan Support in Somalia’s Hiiraan Region
Al-Shabaab continues to rally clan support in key areas of South Central Somalia that help the group maintain its resilience–even as forces from Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the international community exert pressure on the group. Since January 2012,… Read More ›