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Mr. Yusuf Boss Ahmed

Wrong Yusuf Boss Ahmed?

President

TFG
 
Background

Employment History

  • President of the Disputed Regional State
    Puntland
  • Security Minister In the Northern Somalia Region
    Puntland
  • Security Minister for the Semiautonomous Northeastern Region
    Puntland
  • President
    Somali
  • President
    Somalia
  • Transitional President
    Somalia
  • Home Security Minister
    Somalia
  • President
    Abdullahi Said Samatar
  • President
    Somaliland Forum

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Security Advisor
    Abdullahi Said Samatar
97 Total References
Web References
SomaliaReport: Regaining Hope in Mogadishu
www.somaliareport.com, 8 Oct 2012 [cached]
After the stepping down of the then TFG President Yusuf Ahmed and the subsequent withdrawal of the Ethiopian soldiers from Mogadishu, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was duly elected as president.
A Week in the Horn April 29, 2011
aigaforum.com, 29 April 2011 [cached]
Puntland's Minister for Security, Yusuf Ahmad Khayr, has accused Al-Shabaab of responsibility for a recent wave of explosions and killings, some targeted at security forces and prominent elders in Galkacyo town. The minister said the Islamists of Al-Shabaab were involved in these acts and the administration would take all possible measures to curb insecurity in Galkacyo and other towns. He added that the government had arrested a number of those involved and they were being interrogated. It would continue to crack down on those trying to destabilize the region, and he asked the local population especially in Galkacyo to cooperate with police in countering these activities.
Mortars, killings shake Mogadishu as violence unabated
www.hiiraan.com, 26 Jan 2007 [cached]
Ahmed was born in the town of Galkacyo, in the Mudug Region.He is now the transitional President of Somalia, elected by a session of the transitional Parliament held in neighbouring Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on October 10, 2004, and sworn in on October 14, 2004.He has been living in the Kenyan capital since his election.The election took place in Kenya because the Somali capital was regarded as being too dangerous.Ahmed is from the Majeerteen subclan of the Darod clan.[1]
He is a decorated war hero and fought for Somalia in the 1964 and 1977-1978 wars.He also played a key role in the creation of the powerful Puntland state, which covers one third of Somalia.
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The U.S. Department of State, in its 2002 Country Report on Human Rights Practices, identifies milita members loyal to Ahmed as being responsible for at least two deliberate killings of non-combatants while he was president of the disputed regional state of Puntland:
On January 11, 2002, Garah Mohammed Said Gom'ad, a prominent businessman, was reportedly killed by forces of Yusuf Ahmed in a deliberate attack in which Yusuf's militia reportedly stopped his car and Gom'ad was fatally shot. On August 17 2002, Sultan Ahmed Mohammed Hurre, a British citizen, was killed by bodyguards in the employ of Yusuf Ahmed as their respective convoys passed each other approximately two miles south of the Puntland town of Garowe.Hurre was known for opposing the extension of Ahmed's presidency in the state of Puntland,[3]; according to the press reports, he was targeted by Ahmed for arrest as a religious extremist.Ahmed later claimed that the killing was accidental, but witnesses claimed otherwise.
Yusuf Ahmed Khayr, the ...
www.wcyb.com, 22 Feb 2011 [cached]
Yusuf Ahmed Khayr, the security minister in the northern Somalia region of Puntland, a pirate haven.
Yusuf Ahmed Kheir, security ...
www.statesman.com, 8 Aug 2010 [cached]
Yusuf Ahmed Kheir, security minister for the semiautonomous northeastern region of Puntland, said soldiers were countering the militia's attack on an army post near the region's commercial capital, Bossaso.
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