Galadi tribe; current areas of residence; historical or cultural information [SOM32083.E]

A Xinhua News Agency article dated 6 April 1997 refers to a curfew being imposed as a result of an increase in inter-clan conflict in Afgoe District. The clans mentioned were Habar Gidir, Garre, Murusadeh and Galadi.

According to an article carried by Xinhua News Agency on 22 July 1996, the Galadi are one of two dominant clans who participate in the 600 year-old traditional three-day Festival of Istunka which takes place at "Afgoe District, 30 km south of Mogadishu."

A BBC article dated 8 April 1985 mentions Galadi as a border town situated near the Somali border with Ethiopia.

For additional information on the Geledi, Galadi or Greladi tribe of Afgoi please consult Response to Information Requests SOM31449.E dated 11 March 1999 and SOM1445.E dated 13 July 1989.

No additional mention of the Galadi tribe in a historical or cultural context could 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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request. Please find below a list of additional sources consulted.


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 8 April 1985. "Somali Accounts of the Cholera Outbreak and Accusations Against Ethiopia." (NEXIS)

Xinhua News Agency. 6 April 1997. "Night Curfew Imposed on Somali District." (NEXIS)

_____. 22 July 1996. "Istunka Festival on at Afgoe, Somalia." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Unsuccessful attempts at contacting four oral sources.

Internet: Ethnologue, Galadi search term

Online searches: NEXIS, IRB, WNC