regional administration is angry over the election of King
Kong - "a prominent Somali cultural leader" - as a spokesman
for the Darod, reports the Puntland newspaper 'Sahan', monitored
by the BBC.
vice-president Mohammad Abdi Hashi is in Djibouti for the
talks, and contacted the Puntland administration from Djibouti
to claim the Djibouti government "did not recognise the election
of King Kong", reports the paper.
also complained about the accommodation at the Djibouti talks
and claimed he would like to return home, but did not have
the means to do so, said the report.
clan are a branch of the Darod, whose civic leaders are attending
the talks in Djibouti.
over the election comes because the Puntland vice-president,
attending the talks, will be under pressure by the Puntland
administration to represent political leaders, while the Djibouti
talks are focusing on traditional and civic leaders.
President of Puntland regional state, Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf,
met in Garowe with the chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance
Army, Hassan Muhammad Nur, "Shaat Gadud", and the chairman
of the Somali Patriotic Movement, Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf
Ahmed, and warned that the Djibouti conference "could result
in renewed fighting", reports 'Xog-Ogaal' newspaper.
leaders said regional governments should be established in
Somalia before the Djibouti peace talks were held.
regional governments could then form a central government,
discussed forming an alliance to cooperate in political and
economic issues, said the report.