Somalia

Puntland Government Criticizes Somali Feds Over Conference on Transition to Democracy

Says the feds are conspiring to marginalize state governments

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The Puntland regional government Sunday (August 25th) criticised a national conference organised by the Somali federal government planned for September 2nd-6th in Mogadishu.

The conference, Vision 2016: Transitioning Towards Democracy, will take place in advance of the New Deal for Somalia conference in Brussels on September 16th.

The Puntland administration said in statement said that the conference "reflects the subversive political agenda of the [federal government of Somalia], aiming to marginalise the states and pursue a collision course between the centre (the government) and the periphery (the states)".