Hussein Arab Isse

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Hussein Arab Isse
حسين عرب عيسى
Minister of Defence of Somalia
In office
July 20, 2011 – November 4, 2012
Preceded by Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi
Succeeded by Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi
Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia
In office
July 20, 2011 – 4 November 2012
Preceded by Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi
Succeeded by Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan
Personal details
Born Mogadishu, Somalia
Political party Transitional Federal Government (TFG)
Religion Islam

Hussein Arab Isse (Somali: Xuseen Carab Ciise, Arabic: حسين عرب عيسى‎), also spelled Hussein Arab Issa, is a Somali politician. He was the Minister of Defence and the Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia from July 20, 2011 to November 4, 2012.

Biography[edit]

Isse hails from the Reer Iidle Ciidangale sub-clan of the Garxajis Isaaq clan. He holds dual Somali and American citizenship.[1]

Career[edit]

On July 20, 2011, Isse was appointed Somalia's Minister of Defence and a Deputy Prime Minister by the new Premier Abdiweli Mohamed Ali.[1] He succeeded Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi in office.

On October 18, 2011, Isse and other Transitional Federal Government (TFG) officials hosted a Kenyan delegation in Mogadishu to discuss security issues cooperation against Al-Shabaab as part of the ongoing coordinated Operation Linda Nchi.[2] Isse and Kenya's Minister of Defence Mohamed Yusuf Haji then signed an agreement to collaborate against the insurgent group.[3] In early June 2012, Kenyan forces were formally integrated into AMISOM.[4]

On November 4, 2012, Isse's term as Defence Minister of Somalia ended, as new Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon re-assigned Haji-Faqi to the portfolio.[5]

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