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Famous Politicians from Somalia

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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.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Somalia in order to get more information about each one.
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Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 61
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 ...more
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Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 54
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, ...more
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Ali Khalif Galaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 78
Pro. Ali Khalif Galaid (Somali: Cali Khalif Galaydh, Arabic: علي خليف غلير‎) (born 15 October 1941), also known as Ali Khalif Galair, is a Somali politician. He was the Prime Minister of Somalia ...more
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Ali Mohammed Ghedi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Ali Mohammed Ghedi age 68
Ali Mohamed Gedi (Somali: Cali Maxamed Geedi, Arabic: علي محمد جيدي‎) (born 2 October 1952), popularly known as Ali Gedi, was the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of ...more
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Dahir Riyale Kahin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 67
Dahir Rayale Kahin (Somali: Dahir Rayale Kahin, Arabic: ضاهر ريالي كاهن‎) (born 12 March 1952) is a Somali politician who was President of Somaliland from 2002 to 2010. He previously served as a ...more
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Hassan Abshir Farah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Hassan Abshir Farah age 74
Hassan Abshir Farah (Somali: Xasan Xaraami, Arabic: حسن ابشير فرح‎) (born June 20, 1945) is a veteran Somali politician. He previously served as mayor of Mogadishu and interior minister of ...more
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Hassan Dahir Aweys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Hassan Dahir Aweys age 84
Hassan Dahir Aweys (Somali: Xasan Daahir Aweys, Arabic: حسن طاهر أويس‎) (born 1935) is a Somali political figure who was added to the U.S. government's list of terrorists in 2001. Aweys was the ...more
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Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud age 64
Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud is a President of Somalia.
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Hirsi Magan Isse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Dec. at 73 (1935-2008)
Hirsi Magan Isse (Somali: Xirsi Magan Ciise, Arabic: هيرسي ماجان عيسى‎; 1935 — 2008), commonly known as Hirsi Magan, was a scholar and a leading figure of the Somali revolution. Part of ...more
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Mohamed Osman Jawari is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Mohamed Osman Jawari age 74
Mohamed Osman Jawari is a Somali attorney and politician. He is the current Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia. He also briefly served as acting President of Somalia in August and ...more
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Muhammad Ali Samatar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Muhammad Ali Samatar age 88
Mohamed Ali Samatar (Somali: Maxamed Cali Samatar; 1 January 1931 – 19 August 2016), also known as Ali Samatar was a Somali politician and lieutenant general. A senior member of the Supreme ...more
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Muse Hassan Sheikh Sayid... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 79
Muse Hassan Sheikh Sayid Abdulle is a military figure and politician.
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Qamar Aden Ali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Qamar Aden Ali Dec. at 52 (1957-2009)
Qamar Aden Ali (Somali: Qamar Aadan Cali, Arabic: قمر عدن علي‎) (b. 19 September 1957 - d. 3 December 2009) was a Somali lawyer and politician. She served as the Minister of Health in the ...more
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Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 55
Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (Somali: Shariif Sheekh Axmed, Arabic: شريف شيخ أحمد‎; born 25 July 1964) known as "The Father of Modern Somalia" because of his achievements when served as ...more