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Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir


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Hassan Sheikh takes Mogadishu by storm

Farmajo depended on Qatari largesse to structure his political alliances and Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir a former Al Jazeera journalist who was his right-hand man was always regarded as Qatar's unofficial representative in Mogadishu (See Box New boss to depoliticise security agencies)...

New boss to depoliticise security agencies The purge of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) of the nominees and allies of Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir – 'Qatar's man in Mogadishu' – has begun with the appointment of a new national security advisor Hussein Ma'allim Mahamud Ali...

His top priorities are to remove the Fahad Yasin allies who were there only to promote Farmajo's interests as well as infiltrators from and sympathisers of Al Shabaab...


Farmajo faces the ultimate test

Ethiopia may be looking beyond him but Qatar is likely still to support him and his right-hand man national security advisor Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir although it may change its view before the count and spread its bets...

The former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire flew to Doha to make a case for himself as an alternative while Fahad Yasin was summoned there to report we hear (AC Vol 61 No 16 Clearing a path)...


Polls stall as Al Shabaab attacks surge

The third is that of the former National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) boss and current National Security Advisor Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir who won his seat in Beled Weyne on 19 February...

The FEIC as well as some of Fahad Yasin's own clan elders rejected this highly contentious election and angered President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' who it seems cannot do without Fahad Yasin...


The on-off elections are back on

Whether it will succeed is uncertain but some believe Farmajo's plan is to manoeuvre his key ally the former head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency Fahad Yasin into parliament...


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)...


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