Hussein Arab Isse

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Hussein Arab Isse
حسين عرب عيسى
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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.


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


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 reassigned Haji-Faqi to the portfolio.[5]


  1. ^ a b "» - Sunatimes - News, Sports, Videos and Music". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "SomaliaReport: Kenya and Somalia Agree to Fight Al-Shabaab". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "PM - Somali President speaks out against Kenyan invasion 25/10/2011". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kenya: Defense Minister appointed as acting Internal Security Minister". Garowe Online. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Somalia: Prime Minister Unveils His New Cabinet". Shabelle Media Network. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.