It is a shame that we don,t have someone who can record our past and present history. He served as Minister of Security in 2006 but was dismissed after ignoring calls by the Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi to stop fighting forces of the Islamist Courts. Mohamed Haji Ibrahim Egal was a Somali politician. Abdi Bile is a former middle distance runner. He is the editor of Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies and brother of Abdi Ismail Samatar. Hodan Nalayeh says she wanted Somali people to be able to explore their heritage and what it means to them. Mohamoud is the current President of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia. She held this office from 2003 until 2006, and had previously served as Somaliland's Minister of Family Welfare and Social Development. Abdi was born in Somalia, but grew up in Norway and holds Norwegian citizenship. Hassan Abshir Farah is a veteran Somali politician. Standing as an opposition candidate, he was elected to office during the region's 2010 presidential election. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo" is a Somali diplomat, professor and politician. Muhammad also unified various Meccan tribes. Nadifa Mohamed is a Somali-British novelist. The daughter of the Somali politician and opposition leader Hirsi Magan Isse, she is a founder of the women's rights organisation the AHA Foundation. Abdi Farah Shirdon is a Somali businessman, economist and politician. Dr. Abdiqasim Salad Hassan is a Somali politician. The committee commenced its work back in 1960. Muhammad rose to power after a coalition of armed opposition groups, including his own United Somali Congress, deposed longtime President Siad Barre. Aweys was the head of the 90-member shura council of the Islamic Courts Union of Somalia and was viewed as one of the more radical leaders of the Union, which promoted shari'a and directed the militias that took control of the Somali capital of Mogadishu in June 2006. Which concludes that the Somalis are the indigenous inhabitants of the Horn of Africa for the last 7000 years. She was married to Mohamed Haji Ibrahim Egal who was Head of Government in British Somaliland five days prior to Somalia's independence and later the Prime Minister of Somalia and President of Somaliland. In 2004, she was named "The Most Alluring Canadian" in a poll by Fashion magazine. Mohamed "Mo" Farah CBE is a Somali-born British international track and field athlete in the long distance and middle-distance. Shire Jama Ahmed was a Somali linguist who is credited with having devised a unique Latin script for transcribing the Somali language. Khadra: Khadra is an earthy Somali name, meaning ‘lucky or fortunate’. 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. Elokobi moved from his native Cameroon to England aged 16 and soon entered non-league football. Abdi Bile started running when he first heard of the Somali runner Jamac Karacin who got scholarship into the US. During his time as Premier, Ali is credited with having devised the formal "Roadmap for the End of Transition", a political process which provided clear benchmarks leading toward the establishment of permanent democratic institutions in the country. Ibrahim was convicted of robbery and jailed for five years in 1996 for committing the crime and also carrying a knife. He served as President of Somalia from January 1991 to January 1997. Nuruddin Farah is a prominent Somali novelist. Shire also introduced combination letters, which were in many ways exclusive to the language. Haji Bashir Ismail Yusuf, also spelled Hagi Bashir Ismail Yousuf, was a Somali politician. Jama was born and raised in Somalia. He has served as Mayor of Mogadishu and Interior Minister of Puntland. He is the Prime Minister of Somalia. Read the aformentioned article in order to find out. He finished his high school in a school located in Erigavo. • General Mohamed Abshir Muse – First General, the commender of Somalia police 1960 1968. Rageh Omaar is a Somali-born British journalist and writer. Ali Mahdi Muhammad is a Somali entrepreneur and politician. Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is a Somali economist, professor and politician. Power was instead vied with other faction leaders in the southern half of the country and with autonomous subnational entities in the north. He is considered by many to be the greatest living Somali poet, having written many notable protest works. Among those proposed was the Osmanya script, an orthography invented in the early twentieth century by the Majeerteen poet and ruler, Osman Yusuf Kenadid, which had enjoyed a strong following. She is married to David Bowie. Somali flag is blue with a white star Blue color symbolizes the Indian Ocean, overlooking the most of the Somali cities . Abdullahi Issa then traveled to Paris and New York as a delegate, or a representative, of the SYL. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe is a Somali human rights activist and physician. He narrowly survived a suicide attack on his home that left at least seven people dead on June 3, 2007. He was awarded the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Abdirashid Duale is a British Somali entrepreneur and the CEO of Dahabshiil, an international funds transfer company. Hassan Dahir Aweys is a Somali political figure who was added to the U.S. government's list of terrorists in 2001. Magool, born Halima Khaliif Omar, was a Somali singer. Religion to the media covering the event. Fuad Mohamed Qalaf, also known as Fuad Shangole, is a Somali-Swedish militant Islamist. Hadrawi is a prominent Somali poet and songwriter. He is a nine-time Big Ten Conference Champion winning two in cross country, and seven in track, sweeping all distance events in the 2009 indoor and outdoor seasons. He attained the post of Prime Minister during the Italian trusteeship administration. Fiction, non-fiction, anything. Muhammad (570 – 632) Considered by Muslims to be a messenger and prophet from God. He plays as a Center Forward, and have previously played for Tromsø in Tippeligaen. She is the youngest of seven children. He was a member of the Somali National Movement. He won elections on April 14, 2003, representing the Ururka Dimuqraadiga Umada Bahawday, or United Democratic People's Party, and was sworn into office on May 16, 2003. Many Somalis speak it due to centuries-old ties … “People in the west have a different view about Somaliland, and Somalia,” says Mohamed. Family Life. On the coastal region of Indian Ocean once called The White Pearl of Indian Ocean, as of 2015, it has ranked to be world’s second fastest growing city in the world 2015.
Features of city include various unique tourist destinations that attracted world travelers, from the beautiful Hamarwein old … Eiise Aden Abshir, is a much-travelled Somalian football striker who has played in Norway, Malta and Tanzania in addition to his exploits in his homeland. Abdisalam Abdulkadir Ibrahim is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Strømsgodset, on loan from Manchester City. He was one of the main targets of Operation Restore Hope, the UN and US joint humanitarian operation that sought to break the military siege. He is the former Minister of Defense of Somalia, and the former President of Azania. Abdi Bile grew up in a society where most of people were nomadic. to the media covering the event. Hadrawi has been likened by some to Shakespeare, and his poetry has been translated into various languages. Amal Aden is the pseudonym of a Somali-Norwegian writer. Here is a list of famous people from Somalia. In 2004, he also helped establish the Transitional Federal Government, which he led as President of Somalia from 2004 until 2008. Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, professionally known as Iman, is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. He was relatively unknown in political circles upon his appointment as prime minister in November 2004. I … Sheikh Moktar Ali Zubeyr also known as Muktar Abdirahman "Godane", Ahmad Abdi Godane, Ahmad Abdi Aw Muhammad, Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr and Muqtar Abdurahman Abu Zubeyr, is the Emir of Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, which currently is the most prominent insurgent group in Somalia. He has taught these subjects at public universities in the United States. He founded the religion of Islam by receiving revelations from God – which form the verses of the Qu’ran. Along with other armed opposition groups, they drove out President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime from Somalia's capital Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War that broke out in the early 1990s. Osman Yusuf Kenadid was a Somali poet, writer, teacher and ruler. With the help of an army mainly composed of Somalis, Imam Ahmad, embarked on a conquest which brought three-quarters of Ethiopia under the power of the Muslim Sultanate of Adal during the Ethiopian-Adal War from 1529-43. Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she placed third on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10. He hails from the Habargidir/Ayr subclan within the Hawiye clan. Ahmed Mohamed Islam aka Sheikh Ahmed Madobe or Madobe is the Chairman of Raskamboni movement. He was born in Las Anod, Somalia. Africa Saba Anglana is a Somali-Italian actress and international singer. These scripts ranged from Arabic to some resembling Ge'ez, an ancient Ethio-Semitic writing system. Somalia Food and Drink. George Nganyuo Elokobi is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for English club Wolverhampton Wanderers as a defender. Dishes vary from region to region although many show East African, Turkish, Arab, Indian, Turkish, Ethiopian and Italian influences. Waris Dirie is a model, author, actress and human rights activist of Somali origin. His brother Whabi Mohammad was also arrested in a separate raid outside Notting Hill Afdhere Jama is an American writer and filmmaker of Somali origin. The origin of the Somali people which were previously theorized to have been from Southern Ethiopia since 1000 BC or from the Arabian peninsula in the eleventh century has now been overturned by newer archeological and linguistic studies which puts the original homeland of the Somali people in Northern Somalia. She is also President of the Organization for Victims of Torture. When she was eight, Hirsi Ali's family left Somalia for Saudi Arabia, then Ethiopia, and eventually settled in Kenya. He was arrested sharing an apartment with Muktar Said Ibrahim on 29 July 2005, amid allegations that he was the so-called 'bus bomber'. Ayub Daud is a Somali footballer who plays for Budapest Honvéd FC as a forward/attacking midfielder. Gaarriye died at a hospital in Norway on 30 September 2012. Mohammed Ahmed is a Canadian long-distance runner. Mohamed Qanyare Afrah is a Somali warlord and politician who was based south of Mogadishu in the Daynile District. Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, professionally known as Iman, is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. When Abdi was a kid he was very interested in football or soccer. He is a former Finance Minister of Somalia, and the current Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament. Somali and Arabic are the official languages of Somalia. On November 3, 2008, the New York Times published a page summarizing the official documents from each captive. After eventually forcing UN forces to abandon the country in 1995, Aidid declared himself President of Somalia for a few months until his death the following year. Farah Mohamed Jama Awl, usually credited as Faarax M.J. Cawl, was a Somali writer. Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari is a Somali attorney and politician. Jama identifies as queer and Muslim. He is currently an MP in the Federal Parliament of Somalia. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) considers the Somali coast to be the most dangerous stretch of water in the world. He is a longtime member of government, having served as Minister of Commerce of Somalia, among other Cabinet positions. Godane, who received training and fought in Afghanistan, is designated by the United States as a terrorist. She is the director and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa and an activist and pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision. He also briefly served as acting President of Somalia in August and September 2012. He also previously served as the Commander in Chief of the Islamic Courts Union, the group of Sharia Courts that opposed the Transitional Federal Government. He became the third president of Somaliland on May 3, 2002, after the death of Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal. His latest book Only Half of Me deals with the tensions between these two sides of his identity. A senior member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council, he also served as the Prime Minister of Somalia from 1 February 1987 to 3 September 1990. This is a list of notable Somalis from Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti and other parts of Greater Somalia, as well as the Somali diaspora. He was the first President of Somalia, serving from July 1, 1960 to June 10, 1967. He is the only player in the Somalia national football team to have scored more than 30 goals. He was the first Prime Minister of Somalia during the trusteeship period, serving from February 29, 1956 to July 1, 1960. He composed one of the best known Somali poems on the theme of reconciliation, "Hagarlaawe". Asha Haji Elmi is a Somali politician and peace activist. Abdullahi Issa Mohamud was a Somali politician. A part of Somalia's political elite, he was a leader in the Somali Salvation Democratic Front, one of the earliest and most influential factions in the Somali Civil War that broke out in 1991. He was Prime Minister of Somalia from January 24, 1991 to May 1993. 'The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa' An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media coverage. From January 2013, Omaar became a special correspondent and presenter for ITV News, reporting on a broad range of news stories, as well as producing special in-depth reports from all around the UK and further afield. He was the first President of the Somali National Assembly during Somalia's early civilian administration. “In Somali culture hyper-masculinity is the most desired attribute in men. Somalia, a failed state in East Africa, has an extremely hostile political and business environment. He previously played for Sheffield United in England, for Ferencváros in Hungary and for Olhanense in Portugal. In 1972, his proven orthography was selected as Somalia's national writing script for Af Soomaali. She has been named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" for 2013, 2014 and 2015 for her work championing education rights for girls. Feruz spent most of his youth career with Scottish Premier League team Celtic, but later moved to Chelsea in September 2011 after rejecting a professional contract with the Scottish club. Abdirahman Mohamud Farole is a Somali politician. Owing to Somalia’s colonial past, many people have a good command of English and Italian, which, in addition to Somali, are used at the country’s colleges and universities. In the late 1960s, Shire and a few other Somali linguists presented before the Somali Language Committee, an organization in charge of settling Somalia's outstanding language issue, and eventually deciding between several prospective orthographies. He is the uncle of Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, the current head of German princely House of Thurn und Taxis. However, Muhammad was not able to exert his authority beyond parts of the capital. Zahra Bani is a Somali-Italian javelin thrower. The carriage quickly emptied, apart from one man who stayed behind to reason with him, an off-duty fireman named Angus Campbell. Edna Adan Ismail is the former Foreign Minister of the autonomous Somaliland region in northwest Somalia. In the Fall of 2011, more than 300 hundred people were being held hostage by various pirate groups based in Somalia. Xinhua also reported American officials claimed Arale had been living in Pakistan until a return to Somalia, "eight months ago". Food.comWhat is it: A flatbread preparation popularly recognized as kimis. Sayyīd Muhammad `Abd Allāh al-Hasan was a Somali religious and patriotic leader. Muktar Said Ibrahim, also known as Muktar Mohammed Said, has been found guilty of involvement in the attempted July 21 attacks on London's public transport system. She sought and obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1992, under circumstances that later became the centre of a political controversy. The Somali people are suffering lack of government and history. This Somali form of Khadija means ‘premature child’. Ahmed Ismail Samatar is a prominent Somali writer, professor and former dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College. Mohammed Ahamed Jama, commonly known as Mohammed Ahamed or just Mo, is a Norwegian-Somalian footballer currently plays for Tromsdalen. On June 27, 2012, Ahmed qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 10,000 metres event with a first place finish at the 2012 Canadian Olympics field & Track in Calgary. His family were apparently unaware of any possible involvement in terrorist activities and have publicly distanced themselves from him since the bombing attempts. Arale's capture was said to have occurred "in recent weeks". […] An eight-member executive committee was headed by the more moderate Sharif Ahmed, although the BBC stated that he was the "real power" of the organization. As of February 6, 2009, he is a judge at the International Court of Justice. In 2013, he also won the double at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, taking gold in both the 5000 and 10,000 metres, becoming only the second man in history to win a double victory in both the Olympics and World Championships in the distance events. Feb 11, 2016 @ 12:12 pm. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. Ali Maow Maalin was a Somalian hospital cook and health worker from Merca who is the last person known to be infected with naturally occurring Variola minor smallpox in the world. In 1992, Aidid challenged the presence of United Nations and United States troops in the nation. He was the father of Somali Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. Alexander, Count of Schönburg-Glauchau is a German journalist, writer. The white star symbolizes to the peace and to The five provinces inhabited by the Somali people in East Africa: 1 - South Somalia 2 - North Somalia 3 - Djibouti 4 - Ogaden 5 – province N.F.D 13. A political crisis surrounding the potential stripping of her Dutch citizenship led to her resignation from the parliament, and led indirectly to the fall of the second Balkenende cabinet in 2006. She has been noted in Norway because of her strong criticism of the Norwegian integration and immigration policy, and is the author of several books regarding issues related to this. Ali Mohamed Gedi was the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia from 2004 to 2007. He is the former Prime Minister of Somalia. Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia, Minister of Youth and Sports of Somaliland, European Union Contest for Young Scientists, "Somali-American teen to be first fully covered Muslim contestant in Miss Minnesota USA", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Somalis&oldid=1000584787, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 19:22. In 2003 she was elected a member of the House of Representatives, representing the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. It has been reported that he applied for naturalisation as a British citizen in November 2003 and was issued with a British passport in September 2004. Its famous bearer is Yasmina Khadra, an Algerian author. Mogadishu is the capital and most populous (3.5M) city of Somalia. He was the 26th Sultan of the Warsangali Sultanate, reigning from 1897 to 1960. Xinhua reports that American officials claimed Arale had held a leadership position in the Somali Council of Islamic Courts. Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan is a Somali politician. General Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid was a controversial Somali military leader, often described as a warlord. Books about Somalia, written by Somalis, or set in Somalia. Curious if anybody from Somalia made it our most famous people in the world list? He was part of their promotion-winning squad to the Premier League the following year, playing over fifty games in the top flight, and has remained with the club following their relegation. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse (Somali: , Arabic: ) is a Somali acused of piracy, the only survivor of a group of four who allegedly attacked the MV Maersk Alabama and held the captain for ransom at gunpoint. He was arrested on 29 July 2005 and was tried alongside five other suspects for his part in the bombings. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud "Silanyo" is a Somali politician. Abdirizak Waberi is a Swedish Moderate Party politician. Abdi Bile was a great runner but not the only runner in his family. A former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress and later led the Somali National Alliance. On the track, he generally competes over 5000 m and 10,000 m, but also runs the 3000 metres and occasionally the 1500 metres, over which distance Farah is the British and European record holder. The Rageh Omaar Report, first aired February 2010, is a one-hour, monthly investigative documentary in which he reports on important international current affairs stories. Saladin (1137-1193) was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He is notable for his research on traditional Somali boardgames such as Shax. In Somali they are known as Xarla and the use of references like proto-Somali by modern researchers doesn’t make any sense at all to the Somalis who know their complete past and present history. Bryan Whitman, a Department of Defense spokesman, said: "We believe him to be an extremely dangerous member of the al-Qaida network," On January 31, 2013, a jury found Mohamud guilty of the single charge against him. Together with his brother Whabi Mohammad, Ramzi used to set up a table with Islamic literature at local football games. He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Referred to as the Mad Mullah by the British, he established the Dervish State in Somalia that fought an anti-imperial war for a period of over 20 years against British, Italian and Ethiopian forces. During the arrest, which reportedly culminated in Ramzi and Ibrahim standing near-naked on their balcony to avoid tear gas that police had used, Ramzi is reported to have repeatedly shouted "I have rights, I have rights!" countrylicious.com - nonprofit educational website. He is currently scheduled to be sentenced on December 18, 2013. 3.36 avg rating — 513 ratings. Mustafa Hassan Mohamed is a Somali-Swedish long-distance runner who mainly competes in the 3000 meter steeplechase. He was originally from Somalia and arrived in the UK as a child dependent of asylum seekers in 1990, and was granted residency in 1992. 16.35 inhabitants/sq km Zahra Abdulla is a Somali-born Finnish politician. As the stomach needs food, so the brain needs beautiful words,” said Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame, known as Hadraawi, Somalia’s most famous poet. Aden Abdulle Osman Daar, popularly known as Aadan Cadde, was a Somali politician. Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed was a Somali politician. The majority of Somalis are Muslims and most of the food is halal. A list of famous Muslims. He was born about 1860 and during his youth devoted himself to religious studies. At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, he won silver in the 10,000 m and gold in the 5000 m. He became double Olympic champion at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, taking gold in both the 5000 and 10,000 metres. Between the years 2000 and 2010, he was the editor of Huriyah, a magazine by and for LGBT Muslims. #2 of 10 Sights & Landmarks in … Smallpox was declared to have been eradicated globally by the World Health Organization two years later. He is the son of General Mohamed Farrah Aidid. In September 2006, he moved to a new post at Al Jazeera English, where he presented the nightly weekday documentary series Witness until January 2010. The Somali language is the mother tongue of the Somalis, the nation's most populous ethnic group. I know you are awesome, so why not make a donation using Paypal. Hassan Gouled Aptidon was the first President of Djibouti from 1977 to 1999. Federal Republic of Somalia He is the current 10,000 metres Olympic and World champion and 5000 metres Olympic, World and European champion. Umar Arteh Ghalib or Omer Carte Qalib is a prominent Somali politician. Mike Cheney. The first known major impetus to Somali migration was that of Sheikh Ismāʿīl Jabartī, ancestor of the Daarood Somali, who apparently traveled from … She was elected as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016, and became the first ever Somali-American legislator in US history. He spoke about the right the people of Somalia had to independence. “When they think about Somalis they think about pirates, right? He is the former Prime Minister of Somalia and is the founder and Secretary-General of the Tayo Political Party. Dr. Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf is a prominent Somali international lawyer and judge. Somalia is named for the legendary father of the Somali people, Samaal (or Samale). All Votes Add Books To This List. Dahir Rayale Kahin was the third President of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as a part of Somalia. Here, we rounded up 15 people you definitely know, but might not have known are refugees. She was named as part of Time Magazine's list of "Firsts: Women who are changing the world" in 2017. He used to be a BBC world affairs correspondent, where he made his name reporting from Iraq. Mogadishu 10,428,043 inhabitants During the 1980s, he also acted as Chairman of the Somali National Movement. 13. She wrote the screenplay for Theo van Gogh's movie Submission, after which she and the director both received death threats, and the director was murdered. He was a senior leader of the now defunct Islamic Courts Union, and is currently a senior leader of its successor al-Shabaab. Sheikh Hassan Abdullah Hersi al-Turki, also known as Hassan Al-Turki, or "Al-Turki"–"The Turk", is a Somali Islamist and military leader in the Islamic Courts Union and previously Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya. Maryam Mursal is a Somali composer and vocalist. She is married to David Bowie. He has competed in the Olympics for the United States in the 10,000 meters and the marathon. The New York Times stated that no further official records of his detention—no Combatant Status Review Tribunal had been published. Shire's competing orthography, for its part, was derived from Latin characters, and it omitted a few letters to accommodate the unique sounds of the Somali language. When a woman does not possess feminine traits, it … Samia Yusuf Omar or Samiyo Omar was a sprinter from Somalia. Arale was alleged to have helped courier weapons and explosives between al Qaeda elements in Pakistan and the horn of Africa. Abdirashid Ali Shermarke was Prime Minister of Somalia from July 12, 1960 to June 14, 1964, and President of Somalia from June 10, 1967 until his assassination on October 15, 1969. He is the current Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia. Maalin was subsequently involved in the successful poliomyelitis eradication campaign in Somalia, and he died of malaria while carrying out polio vaccinations after the reintroduction of the virus in 2013. Later, it was discovered that Ramzi had tried to have the local imam at Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in North Kensington removed over religious disagreements. Famous People from Somalia: Abdullahi 'Issa Mohamud: He was the prime minister of Somalia between 1956 and 1960. There were many of his other siblings who were interested in running at that time. He is the fourth and current President of Puntland. He was diagnosed with the disease in October 1977 and made a full recovery. 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