Faysal Ali Warabe

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Faysal Ali Warabe
فيصل علي ورابي
Chairman of the For Justice and Development Party
Assumed office
Regional Director of the Ministry of Public Works of Somalia
Director of Planning & Building of the Ministry of Public Works of Somalia
Personal details
Born 1948
Hargeisa, British Somaliland
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Religion Islam

Faysal Ali Warabe (About this sound pronunciation  fah-EE-suhl AH-lee wah-RAH-bee) (Somali: Faysal Cali Waraabe, Arabic: فيصل علي ورابي‎‎) (born 1948), also spelled Faisal Ali Warabe, is a Somali engineer and politician. He previously served as Director of Planning and Building as well as Regional Director of Somalia's Ministry of Public Works. Additionally, Warabe is the founder and Chairman of the For Justice and Development (UCID) political party.


Personal life[edit]

Warabe was born in 1948 in Hargeisa, British Somaliland. He hails from the Ciidagale sub-clan of the Isaaq.[1]

Warabe is married. He speaks several languages, including Somali, Arabic, English, Russian and Finnish.[2] Warabe received Finnish citizenship in 1999.[3]


For his post-secondary education, Warabe studied in Soviet Union. He earned an M. Sc. in Engineering in 1973 from an institution in Leningrad.[2]

Between 1997 and 2001, Warabe also matriculated at the University of Helsinki's Faculty of Social Sciences, where he attended courses in the Social Policy Department. He later moved to Espoo.[2]


An engineer by profession, Warabe began his career as the president of AYAAN, a local Somali construction company. He later worked as a Chief Engineer in Mogadishu.[2]

Warabe subsequently served with the Somali central government as the Director of Planning and Building in the Ministry of Public Works. He was later appointed the Ministry's Regional Director.[2]

In 2001, Warabe founded the For Justice and Development (UCID) in Somaliland. Serving as the political association's Chairman, UCID came in third place in the 2003 regional elections, receiving 16% of votes.[1]


Main offices
  • Regional Director, Ministry of Public Works, Somalia
  • Director of Planning & Building, Ministry of Public Works
  • Chief Engineer, Mogadishu, Somalia
  • President of AYAAN construction company
Other positions held
  • Chairman of Somaliland Society in Europe (2001)
  • Chairman of Somali Social Democrats Party (2001)
  • Chairman of Somaliland Association in Finland (1998-2001)
  • Chairman of Somali Social Democrats Party (1997)
Other activities
  • Spokesman for Somaliland Peace Committee, 1995


  1. ^ a b "Faisal Ali Warabe". Africa Confidential. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "CURRICULUM VITAE Eng. FAISAL ALI FARAH". Farshaxan. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Suomalainen presidenttiehdokas aikoo palauttaa rauhan Somalimaahan (Finnish) Suomen Kuvalehti


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