The history of Puntland

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Puntland Elders Discuss Elections
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 15 June 2001. Over 60 traditional elders from the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia meet in Garowe, the regional capital, to discuss whether to extend the mandate of the administration. President Abdullahi Yusuf said that before elections were held, time was needed to conduct a referendum on a new constitution and carry out a population census.
Captain Arrested Over Yemen Disaster
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 16 June 2001. Arrest of boat captain who smuggled Somalis to Yemen after collapse of central government in 1991.
Puntland President sworn in
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 5 July 2001. The President and vice-president of Puntland took the oath of office. Abdullahi Yusuf, whose mandate expired on 30 June, obtained the extension of his mandate from clan representatives and the Puntland House of Representatives on 27 June. The extension was, however, challenged by opposition candidates.