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mineral and hydrocarbon exploration licenses, in addition to offshore rights. The onshore Nugaal (Nugaal Valley) and Dharoor Valley blocks in question span over 14,424 km2 and 24,908 km2, respectively. Two years later, Range Resources obtained a 100% interest in the two blocks and concurrently farmed out 80% of that share to Canmex Minerals.

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Garoweonline.com date 2010-07-17 accessdate 2010-12-30 Fiscally, a transparent, budget (Government budget)-based public finance system was established, which has reportedly helped increase public confidence in government. In addition, a new regional constitution was drafted and later passed on 15 June 2009, which is believed to represent a significant step toward the eventual introduction of a multi-party (Multi-party system) political system to the region for the first time

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for independent travellers'''. Although much safer than Southern or Central Somalia, the region of Puntland remains home to several warlords and the possibility of being killed, kidnapped or otherwise harmed remains high. Violent crime, petty theft and a lack of basic services are also significant dangers. Puntland and Somaliland territorial claims overlap and the border region between them is a conflict zone and is to be avoided. Overland travel from Somaliland is either not possible or incredibly

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name "Chitrib" Off the lawless coast of Somalia, questions of who is pirating who Chicago Tribune October 10, 2008 An upsurge in piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean has also been attributed to the effects of the December 26, 2004 tsunami (2004 Indian Ocean earthquake) that devastated local fishing fleets and washed ashore containers filled with toxic waste that had been dumped by European fishing vessels. Lehr, Peter and Lehmann, Henrick, Violence at Sea: Piracy in the Age of Global Terrorism, p. 3 In August 2008, a multinational coalition (Combined Task Force 150) took on the task of combating the piracy by establishing a Maritime Security Patrol Area (MSPA) within the Gulf of Aden.


image_map LocationPuntland3.png national_motto "Star of the North" national_anthem official_languages demonym Puntlander (Demographics of Somalia) capital Garowe latd 8 latm 24 latNS N longd 48 longm 29 longEW E largest_city Bosaso government_type Autonomous (Autonomy) presidential democracy (Presidential system) leader_title1 List of Presidents of Puntland President

right Mohamud Muse Hersi. In March 2005, then incumbent President Muse began an ambitious plan to build an airport in Puntland's commercial capital of Bosaso, a project which is now complete and referred to as Bender Qassim International Airport. <

to support the construction of an airport, seaport and free zone in the coastal city of Bosaso. Muse indicated that "I believe that when we finish all these projects our people will benefit by getting good health services, education and overall prosperity." Farole

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url http: www.garoweonline.com artman2 publish Editorial_29 Somalia_President_Farole_the_Pride_of_Puntland_Editorial_printer.shtml title President Farole – the Pride of Puntland publisher Garowe Online date 12 May 2010 accessdate 30 December 2010 thumb right Women at a political function during the Puntland democratisation process. (File:Somdbihd6.png) On 15 April 2012, the Puntland government opened a four-day constitutional convention officially inaugurating the new

Somalia_Puntland_constitutional_convention_opens_in_Garowe_printer.shtml accessdate 19 April 2012 newspaper Garowe Online On 12 September 2012, the Puntland Electoral Commission announced that the registration process for political parties in Puntland was now open. This came after the passing of the Political Association Law, the Referendum Act, the District Elections Law and the inauguration of the state constitution.

Election Commission url http: www.garoweonline.com artman2 publish Somalia_27 Somalia_Registration_of_political_associations_open_Puntland_Election_Commission_printer.shtml accessdate 18 September 2012 newspaper Garowe Online date 12 September 2012 They will also be challengers in the next elections, scheduled for January 2014.

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title MINISTRY OF EDUCATION - PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA archivedate 30 August 2010 publisher accessdate 1 February 2015 promoting the growth of an Early Childhood Development (Early childhood education) (ECD) program designed to reach parents and care-givers in their homes as well as in the ECD centers for 0- to 5-year-old children,

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participation in regional and international efforts aiming at combating acts of piracy and armed robbery of ships and tankers as part of its comprehensive national strategy." To this end, the UAE officially supports the Puntland Maritime Police Force, a locally-recruited, professional maritime security force primarily aimed at fighting piracy, safeguarding Somalia's marine resources, Somalia: Puntland President Speech at Constitutional Conference in Garowe and providing logistics support to humanitarian operations. Puntland Government Delivers Food and Water

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by the Puntland and Somaliland administrative regions of Somalia. In July 2007, the district became part of the Maakhir autonomous region of Somalia. It has archaeological sites as well as ancient historic buildings, though most of these sites have yet to be fully explored. Most of the damage was in the coastal region of the semi-autonomous Puntland area, particularly the region between Hafun in the Bari (Bari, Somalia) region and Garacad in the Mudug region


), the first organization of its kind in Somali history. The agency provides medical, educational and counseling support to vulnerable groups and individuals such as orphans, the disabled and the blind. PASWE is overseen by a Board of Directors, which consists of religious scholars (''ulema (Ulama)''), businesspeople, intellectuals and traditional elders.


'''Puntland''' ( &nbsp;), is a region in northeastern Somalia, centred on Garowe in the Nugal (Nugal, Somalia) province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state (States and regions of Somalia) in 1998.

Puntland is bordered by the Somaliland region to its west, the Gulf of Aden in the north, the Indian Ocean in the southeast, the central Galmudug region in the south, and Ethiopia in the southwest.

A third of Somalia's population lives in the territory, Arthur Muliro Background considerations on Somalia. Society for International Development Forum archive Puntland Information Minister assassinated – ''Press TV'' which contains about a third of the nation's geographical area. Puntland Facts & Figures 2003. (PDF) . Retrieved on 20 May 2012. Unlike neighbouring Somaliland, Puntland, as with all other regions in the country, does not seek outright independence from Somalia.

The name "Puntland" is derived from the Land of Punt mentioned by ancient Egyptian sources. The exact location of the fabled territory is still a mystery. Many studies suggest that the Land of Punt was located in present-day Somalia, Dan Richardson, ''Egypt'', (Rough Guides: 2003), p. 404 ISBN 1858281881 Ian McMahan, ''Secrets of the Pharaohs'', (HarperCollins: 1998), p. 92 ISBN 0380797208 whereas others propose that it was situated elsewhere. David B. O'Connor, Stephen Quirke, Quir O'Connor, ''Mysterious lands'', (UCL Press: 2003), p. 64 ISBN 1598742078

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