The Gurgure clan in Somalia [SOM40011.E]

According to The Price of Peace: Somalia and the United Nations 1991-1994, the Gurgure are are a sub subclan of the Dir clan (Gilkes 1994, Appendix, n.p.). Mohamed Saleh Bali states that the Unites Somali Front (USF) is composed of the Ciise [pronunced Issa] and Gurgure (Somaliland Alternative Press Winter1996, 15). For additional information of the Gurgure, please consult ETH34992.E of 20 September 2000.

Additional and or corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Bali, Mohamed Saleh. Winter 1996. Somaliland Alternative Press, No. 3. "Somaliland: An Introduction."˜mbali/bali04.htm [Accessed 12 September 2002]

Gilkes, Patrick. September 1994. The Price of Peace: Somalia and the United Nations 1991-1994. Bedfordshire, UK: Save the Children Fund, UK.

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Africa Confidential

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2001. 2002. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.

Horn of Africa Bulletin

The Indian Ocean Newsletter

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All Africa News


Somaliland Net


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