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Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir


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Elections in grave danger

Before he went to Doha in October to confer with Qatar's rulers on Somalia's future he had gained popularity by dismissing the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) boss Fahad Yasin Farmajo's right-hand man and demanded a fair investigation of the disappearance of the intelligence officer Ikran Tahlil Farah which had seriously damaged Farmajo's standing (AC Vol 62 No 19 Why the killing of a spy is shaking the state & Vol 62 No 21 At the mercy of friends )...

The present crisis erupted when Dani learnt that Assad Osman Abdullahi his former presidential rival was in Mogadishu lobbying Farmajo to be appointed National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) director after the removal of Fahad Yasin who became Farmajo's National Security Advisor...


At the mercy of friends

Farmajo and his right-hand man Fahad Yasin have suffered serious political damage from the fallout of the murder of the young National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) officer Ikran Tahlil Farah (AC Vol 62 No 19 Why the killing of a spy is shaking the state)...

When she was killed as a result Farmajo's credibility crashed and Fahad Yasin had to resign as NISA boss...


Why the killing of a spy is shaking the state

President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' now appears to have accepted that his right-hand man Fahad Yasin the Salafist former Al Jazeera journalist who became Qatar's unofficial representative in Mogadishu will not now be restored as director of the apex security body the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) after Premier Mohamed Hussein Roble sacked him on 6 September (AC Vol 61 No 25 Testing time for elections)...

Farmajo's personal Machiavelli Before the election of President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' in February 2017 few inside or outside of Somalia had heard of Fahad Yasin even though he was a key political operator ever since the brief rule in 2006 of the Islamic Courts Union...

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Election programme stutters

Fahad Yasin the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) head who has been Farmajo's main electoral operative is also in a precarious position because Turkey and Qatar previously the chief backers of both men are no longer supporting them exclusively (AC Vol 61 No 25 Testing time for elections)...


How not to win friends

Janan's defection was brokered by Fahad Yasin Farmajo's intelligence chief in the key border town of Beled Hawo...


Battle lines in the capital

Even though this unit is under the command of the controversial Salafist and main champion of Qatar in Farmajo's inner circle Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir it proved not fully reliable (AC vol 61 No 25 Testing time for elections)...


Testing time for elections

NISA has become politicised under the leadership of Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir (Sheikhal/Reer Aw Hasan) Farmajo's close associate who is seen as 'Qatar's man' in the federal government...

During the 2000s he worked as a cameraman for Al Jazeera and was a close friend and colleague of Fahad Yasin...

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was federal President from 2012 to 2016 made a ringing speech against Fahad Yasin and the way the security apparatus was being used by Farmajo (AC Vol 61 No 15 Ugly compromises)...

The meeting ended with a demand that the commissions be cancelled and that Farmajo sack Fahad Yasin since he cannot run both NISA and Farmajo's election campaign...


The long arm of Addis

Once back home Awad consulted his deputy Mohamud Abdullahi Siraji and Fahad Yasin the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) boss and the three agreed to back IGAD and the Kenyans...


Clearing a path

The dispute highlights the role of Fahad Yasin who is Director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) a Salafist and the gatekeeper for Qatari funds (AC Vol 59 No 19 Money worries)...


Frontier fracas

Moreover 11 of Kenya's north-eastern region's 16 MPs who are predominantly Kenyan Somali had received an invitation to meet Farmajo at Villa Somalia delivered it is understood through Mogadishu's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) deputy director Fahad Yasin (AC Vol 59 No 19 Money worries)...


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