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List of famous politicians from Somalia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Somalia politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Somalia politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Somalia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Somalia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items on this list include Muhammad Ali Samatar and Ali Mohammed Ghedi.

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Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
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Abdi Farah Shirdon is a Somali businessman, economist and politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Somalia between October 2012 and December 2013. Shirdon is credited with having overseen significant development in social services and the national budget, as well as improving local security. ...more

Birthplace: Dhusamareb, Somalia

Nationality: Somalia

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Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
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Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, also known as Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas, is a Somali American economist, professor and politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Somalia from June 2011 to October 2012, and briefly afterwards as an MP in the newly formed Federal Parliament. During his time as Premier, Ali ...more

Birthplace: Dhusamareb, Somalia

Nationality: United States of America, Somalia

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Ali Khalif Galaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
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Pro. Ali Khalif Galaydh, also known as Ali Khalif Galair, is a Somali politician. He was the Prime Minister of Somalia from October 8, 2000 to October 28, 2001. Galaydh has extensive experience in public policy, diplomacy, public administration and business. He has taught these subjects at public ...more

Birthplace: Las Anod, Somalia

Nationality: Somalia

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Ali Mohammed Ghedi


Ali Mohamed Gedi was the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia from 2004 to 2007. He was relatively unknown in political circles upon his appointment as prime minister in November 2004. He is affiliated with the Abgaal subclan of Mogadishu's Hawiye clan, one of Somalia's ...more

Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Nationality: Somalia