Hussein Kulmiye Afrah

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Hussein Kulmiye Afrah
Speaker of the Parliament of Somalia
In office
1 November 1989 – 22 January 1991
Vice President of Somalia
In office
28 August 1972 – October 1989
Personal details
Afgooye, Lower Shebelle, Somalia
Died12 April 1993(1993-04-12) (aged 73)
Virginia, USA. Buried in Mogadishu, Somalia
Political partySupreme Revolutionary Council.
Alma materCarabinieri Officers’ College in Velletri, Italy

Hussein Kulmiye Afrah (Somali: Xuseen Kulmiye Afrax, Arabic: أفراح حسين‎) (1920 – 1993)[1][2] was First Vice President of Somalia in the era of Siad Barre between 1972 and 1990.[3] He was also a member in the Supreme Revolutionary Council.

Post Civil War[edit]

Following the outbreak of the civil war in 1991, Kulmiye among other Hawiye Officers were not arrested nor expelled from Mogadishu. Instead all Hawiye Clan officials who served the Barre regime were reinvented as Somali Heroes.[4].

However General Kulmiye was known for his honest straight talk against the USC militias as a clan group incapable of uniting Somalia. Mr. Kulmiye did not participate the civil war in 1991

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Profile of Hussein Kulmiye Afrah
  2. ^ Osman, Abdulahi A.; Souaré, Issaka K. (2007). Somalia at the crossroads: challenges and perspectives in reconstituting a failed state. Adonis & Abbey. p. 98. ISBN 190506859X.
  3. ^ The defeat of Siad Barre Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine]
  4. ^ Clan Cleansing in Somalia; The Ruinous Legacy of 1991. Scansom Publishers. 2012. ISBN 978-0-8122-4467-0.
  • Kapteijns, Lidwien (2012). Clan Cleansing in Somalia; The Ruinous Legacy of 1991. Scansom Publishers. ISBN 978-0-8122-4467-0.