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Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan


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Hopes pinned on big push

One recent possible disruption for the international forces came when the new Defence Minister, Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud, who is a close associate of one of Ethiopia’s most important allies in Somalia, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, dropped invalids and veterans of the 1977 war against Ethiopia from the government payroll (AC Vol 55 No 3, New blood in old bottles)...


New blood in old bottles

The not-so-new figure to enter the imbroglio was Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden (Rahenweyn), once Parliament Speaker, then Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister after 2009's Djibouti agreement (AC Vol 54 No 18, Two cheers for the Juba deal)...


Two cheers for the Juba deal

Leaders in these regions, including former speaker of the Transitional Federal Government’s Parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, representing the historically weakest and most marginalised of Somalia’s major clans, had hoped to form a mega-state incorporating Bay and Bakool, the three regions now composing the Juba administration and Lower Shabelle...


New president, new laws and old enemies

President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed criticised the committee because the then Speaker, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden (Rahenweyn/Ashraf), and Prime Minister, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali (Darod/Majerteen/Omar Mohamud), had chosen its 27 members...


August will be hot

Two other figures who are reluctant to bow out are Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and his political foe Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan...


The war goes regional

Ethiopia’s intervention in Bay and Bakool may unleash further political complications if Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, the former and perhaps future Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament in Mogadishu, endorses it...


Politics and posturing

Observers say Sharif was too busy competing with the Speaker of Parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, to focus on the emergency...


The view and the cash from Arabia

There is open hostility between President Sharif, a former geography teacher and Islamist rebel, later of the Islamist Courts Union, and the Speaker of Parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, an illiterate but shrewd businessman...


UN rejects AU blockade plea

President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan have been at loggerheads over Parliament’s confirmation of Sheikh Sharif’s choice of Prime Minister, Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, and whether this should be by open or secret vote...


More troops for Mogadishu

This was a top-level deal, signed for the TFG by Sheikh Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and for the ASWJ by Sheikh Mahamoud Yussuf Heefaw, who became Chairman in January, in the presence of its spiritual leader, Sheikh Mahamoud Sheikh Hassan...


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