XIMAN IYO XEEB
Officially: Maamul Goboleedka Ximan iyo Xeeb; دولة حمن وحيب Daŭlaḧ Himan ŭa-Hajb .
English: Himan and Heeb.
Seat of government: Cadaado.
Status: Not democratic.
Head of government: Cabdulaahi Cali Maxamed (Baarleex), president.
Assessment: Established in 2008; effectively independent but officially supportive of reunification. Clan-based (Hawiye-Habar Gidir: Saleeban) reaction to the perceived clan domination (Hawiye-Habar Gidir: Sacad) of Galmudug; the state nonetheless agreed (theoretically) in 2014 to be a component of a Central Regions state within the federal structure of Soomaaliya. Controls part of the traditional gobol of Galguduud and a small part of Mudug.
Updated: 2014 December 17.
 

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