Chronology of Events

  • 26 May 2011 -
    The "Puntland" authorities issues a press release proclaiming that "Puntland" would no longer cooperate with the TFG until a legitimate and representative Federal Government is established and urges UNPOS to reconsider its support of the TFG at the expense...
  • 26 May 2011 -
    AU extends the mandate of AMISOM for 12 months starting 17 January 2011.
  • 26 May 2011 -
    The "Puntland" administration announces that it will bar TFG leaders and civil servants from entering the region.
  • 26 May 2011 -
    SRSG Mahiga announces that he has started consultations with key stakeholders on the remainder of the transitional period and the nature of "post-transitional" arrangements, noting that there is "unanimous agreement" both inside and outside Somalia that the...
  • 26 May 2011 -
    IGAD announces, contrary to the UN's and the international community's stance, that it is important "to extend the term of the current Transitional Federal Parliament while the remaining political dispensation be handled by the people of Somalia.
  • 26 May 2011 - Somalia's parliament votes to extend its term for another three years with 421 out of 435 lawmakers voting in favor of the extension, a decision widely criticized by the international community and of which SRSG Mahiga calls "disappointing" and "hastily made".
  • 26 May 2011 -
    The Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea briefs the Sanctions Committee and reports that Al-Shabaab is now financially self-sufficient. The Group also expresses concern about private security firms present in Somalia.
  • 26 May 2011 -
    AMISOM, IGAD and the UNPOS announce in a joint communiqué that they have adopted a joint regional strategy to support the...
  • 26 May 2011 -
    Kenyan security forces close the border with Somalia following increased military operations between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa and the influx of refugees across the border.
  • 26 May 2011 -
    Mayor of Galkayo in "Puntland" resigns amidst recent insecurity and targeted killings in the town.

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