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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 60 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 53 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 77 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 ...more

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Ali Mohammed Ghedi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Ali Mohammed Ghedi age 67 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 ...more

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Dahir Riyale Kahin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 66 Dahir Rayale Kahin is a Somali politician. He previously served as a senior officer in the National Security Service of Somalia. From 2002 to 2010, Kahin was also the third President of ...more

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Hassan Abshir Farah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Hassan Abshir Farah age 73 Hassan Abshir Farah is a veteran Somali politician. He previously served as Mayor of Mogadishu and Interior Minister of Puntland. From November 12, 2001 to December 8, 2003, he was also Prime ...more

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Hassan Dahir Aweys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Hassan Dahir Aweys age 83 Hassan Dahir Aweys is a Somali political figure who was added to the U.S. government's list of terrorists in 2001. Aweys was the head of the 90-member shura council of the Islamic Courts Union ...more

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Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud age 63 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
Died at 73 (1935-2008) Hirsi Magan Isse was a scholar and one of the leading figures of the Somali revolution. A part of Somalia's political elite, he was a leader in the Somali Salvation Democratic Front, one of the ...more

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Mohamed Osman Jawari is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
Mohamed Osman Jawari age 73 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 87 Muhammad Ali Samatar is a Somali politician and Lieutenant General. A senior member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council, he also served as the Prime Minister of Somalia from 1 February 1987 to ...more

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Muse Hassan Sheikh Sayid Abdul... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 78 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 Died at 52 (1957-2009) Qamar Aden Ali was a Somali lawyer and politician. She served as the Minister of Health in the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

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Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Somalia
age 54 Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is a Somali politician. Between 2009–2012, he was the President of Somalia. He also previously served as the Commander in Chief of the Islamic Courts Union, the group of ...more