Somaliland: Mogadishu Based Hawiye Elders in Hargeisa


Hawiye clan Chiefs Haad (C) and Ali (R) said to be in Hargeisa/file photo

By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Over fifty elders from the Hawiye clan are in Hargeisa

The team of elders which arrived in the country via Egal International airport says their mission here does not concern politics between Somaliland and their country of Somalia.

Though it is yet to be confirmed the main Hawiye elder Chief Haad and Ali who also lead the Hawiye Unity and Cultural Council are in the team.

One of the elder’s Hussein Hasan who spoke at their secret hotel residence in Hargeisa revealed that their visit pertains to three issues:

1. Extend our congratulations to Somalilanders in their diverse achievements

2. Learn from our Somaliland counterparts about peace building and

3. Give our advice where needed.

Of late we have been expecting this Hawiye team of elders which we are informed is all from the Abgaal sub clan of Somalia president Hasan sheikh Mahmud.

The visit which was revealed a week ago by Geeska newspapers reportedly pertains to enticing Somaliland to return to union with Somalia.

Meanwhile the government of Somaliland is yet to issue any statement acknowledging the presence and mission of the Hawiye elders.

on the other hand is it possible that they are here IN RELATION TO THIS