Somalia: The Various Layers to the Somaliland-Puntland Discord – AuthenticAfrican

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[ISS] Tensions between Somaliland and Puntland have increased over the past two years, with risks of further instability and militarisation if not adequately addressed. The discord centres on competing claims to the Sool and Sanaag (and Cayn) regions by the self-declared independent entity of Somaliland and the autonomous Puntland state of Somalia. Unless differences can be addressed on all levels - local, regional and national - the issue is unlikely to be resolved.