Resource conflict and militant Islamism in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia (2006–2013)

  title={Resource conflict and militant Islamism in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia (2006–2013)},
  author={Markus Virgil Hoehne},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={358 - 373}
  • M. Hoehne
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Political Science
  • Review of African Political Economy
The conflict around Galgala, a small town in the Golis Mountains west of Bosaso in northern Somalia, poses the government of Puntland against clan militias and militant Islamists. The conflict was originally over natural resources, but soon turned into a conflict related to the ‘global war on terrorism’. It is additionally complicated due to its location in the contested borderlands between Somaliland and Puntland. The article analyses the effects of these dynamics on the local population and… 
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