Ato Hussein Ismail

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Ato Hussein Ismail

አቶ ሁሴን እስማእል

Xuseen Ismaciil
Ambassador of Ethiopia to Bulgaria
In office
1986 – not certain
Ambassador of Ethiopia to Cuba
In office
1984–1986
Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Yemen
In office
1983–1984
Commissioner for Pensions and Social Security
In office
1978–1983
Preceded by Araya Ougbagzi
Member of the Central Committee of COPWE
In office
1979–1984
Minister of Education
In office
August 1976 – 1978
Chief-Administrator of Illubabor Province
In office
1974–1976
Governor of Dire Dawa
Personal details
Born Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Nationality Ethiopian
Profession Politician, Minister, Commissioner and Ambassador

Hussein Ismail or Husein ismail (Somali: Xuseen Ismaciil, Arabic: حسين إسماعيل‎,Amharic: አቶ ሁሴን እስማእል) also known as Ato Hussein Ismail was a Somali Ethiopian statesman who held several spots in the Ethiopian government. He is the first Somali to be promoted to a Minister, Ambassador, Commissioner and Politician in Ethiopia to the government of the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police, and Territorial Army or simply short the DERG that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987.[1]

History[edit]

Hussein Ismail was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia and belongs to the Afugud or Gibril Muse (Afguduud), Makahil (Makahiil) section of the Gadabursi (Gadabuursi) or Samaron (Samaroon).[2] He served his country as Chief-Administrator of the Illubabor Province in Ethiopia after the fall of Haile Selassie.[3] Furthermore, he became Governor of Dire Dawa, Ambassador to South Yemen, Ambassador to Bulgaria, Ambassador to Cuba and Minister of Education and Commissioner for Pensions and Social Security for Ethiopia.[4] He also was a member of the Central Committee of COPWE (Commission for Organizing the Party of the Working People of Ethiopia).[5] He laid the foundation for Somali inclusiveness into Ethiopia.[6]

Career[edit]

  • Governor of Dire Dawa
  • Chief-Administrator of Illubabor Province (1974 - 1976 )
  • Minister of Education (August 1976 - 1978)
  • Member of the Central Committee of COPWE (1979-1984)
  • Commissioner for Pensions and Social Security (1978 - 1983)
  • Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Yemen (1983 - 1984)
  • Ambassador of Ethiopia to Cuba (1984 - 1986)
  • Ambassador of Ethiopia to Bulgaria (1986)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quarterly Economic Review of Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti. Economist Intelligence Unit. 1978.
  2. ^ "Pmac Announces Governmental Appointments". 1976.
  3. ^ Legum, Colin (1975-01-01). Ethiopia: The Fall of Haile Sellassie's Empire. Africana Publishing Company. ISBN 9780841902299.
  4. ^ Daily Report: Eastern Europe. The Service. 1986.
  5. ^ Service, British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring (1983). Summary of World Broadcasts: Non-Arab Africa.
  6. ^ Service, United States Joint Publications Research (1979). Translations on Sub-Saharan Africa.