Puntland claims that the region belongs to its Harti clan or tribes, while Somaliland maintains that the region is part of its sovereign territory. The dispute has resulted in occasional clashes between the two sides.
By Ahmed Ali Abdi (Timo)
It is important to note that the issue of Somaliland’s territorial integrity and sovereignty is a complex and contested matter and shame to blame the Puntland administration is fueling the fair by using terribly motivated war to annexation of the Sool region of Somaliland.
Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991, following the collapse of the Somali state. Since then, Somaliland has been operating as a de facto state, with its own government, military, and currency. However, Somaliland’s sovereignty is not recognized by the international community, including the African Union and the United Nations.
The Somaliland government has been working to assert its authority over its claimed territory and to gain recognition as a sovereign state. It has held democratic elections and implemented its own legal system, and it has also established diplomatic relations with several countries and international organizations. Additionally, the Somaliland government has been working to secure its borders and protect its citizens from security threats.
Overall, it is important to recognize the complexity of the issue and the different perspectives involved. It is up to the international community to determine the status of Somaliland’s sovereignty, and to engage in constructive dialogue with the Somaliland government and other stakeholders to find a peaceful and sustainable resolution to the matter.
The Las-Anod region, located in the Sool province, has been a point of contention between Puntland and Somaliland for many years. Puntland claims that the region belongs to its Harti clan or tribes, while Somaliland maintains that the region is part of its sovereign territory. The dispute has resulted in occasional clashes between the two sides.
The African Union recognizes the boundaries of the former British Somaliland Protectorate as the basis for Somaliland’s territorial integrity. However, Puntland does not recognize this, and there have been allegations of violations of territorial integrity by both sides.
There have also been reports of tribal and clan affiliations playing a role in the conflict, with some analysts suggesting that these factors have contributed to the tensions in the region.
Overall, it is important to recognize the complexity of the situation and the different perspectives involved. It is up to the international community to engage in constructive dialogue with both Puntland and Somaliland and to work towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution to the conflict before it’s too late
Ahmed Ali Abdi (Timo)
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