Puntland regional state in northeastern Somalia has banned
unauthorized meetings in the region.
In a statement
issued this evening in Garoowe, Puntland's capital, the administration
said anyone organizing or attending unauthorized meetings
would be punished.
followed the recent meeting in Garoowe by pro-interim Somali
government traditional leaders. It was chaired by Sultan Said
Muhammad Garad, one of the Puntland traditional leaders who
attended the Djibouti conference.
administration has also banned demonstrations in the region.