Mohamud Muse Hersi


Mohamud Muse Hersi
Mohamud "Adde" Muse Hersi
محمد موسى حرسي
President of Puntland
In office
8 January 2005 – 8 January 2009
Preceded by Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
Succeeded by Abdirahman Mohamud Farole
Personal details
Religion Islam

Mohamud "Adde" Muse Hersi (Somali: Maxamuud Muuse Xirsi Cadde, Arabic: محمد موسى حرسي‎) is a Somali politician. He was the President of the Puntland region of Somalia from January 8, 2005 to January 8, 2009.[1]

Contents

Biography

A former General in the government of long-time Somali president Mohamed Siad Barre, Muse later became a local and state governor in northern Somalia before the outbreak of the Somali Civil War. He also served as a military attaché to China during the mid to late 1970s. After his stint in China, he later relocated to Canada in 1979, where he owned and managed several gas stations until the mid 1990s.[2]

President of Puntland

In March 2005, then incumbent President Muse began an ambitious plan to build an airport in Puntland's commercial capital of Bosaso, a project which is now complete and referred to as Bender Qassim International Airport.[3][4] The following month, Unicef praised a pledge from Muse who promised to inaugurate salary payments for primary school teachers, which would mark a major break from the norm in Somalia where, traditionally parents have had to bear full responsibility for the payment of teachers.[5]

In November 2006, the Union of Islamic Courts reportedly captured Bandiiradley, a strategically located settlement near Puntland's border with Mudug. However, a spokesman for local warlord Abdi Hassan Awale Qeybdiid claimed that his troops had only made a tactical retreat from the area. Mohamed Mohamud Jama, a Mudug-based spokesman for the Islamic Courts, announced the courts' intention to march on Gaalkacyo, part of which is claimed by Puntland. Heretofore, the courts had avoided making incursions into Puntland.[6] That same month, General Adde announced that he would rule according to Islamic law but in a different way from that of the Islamic Courts in order to avoid "politicising religion." Adde then announced that Puntland would resist any attack made by the Islamic Courts.[7]

During the 2008 election year, Puntland saw a spike in piracy. Then incumbent President Mohamud Muse Hersi was quoted on Al Jazeera as saying that "giving in to the pirates' demands was not an option. We do not advocate for any ransom to be paid to the pirates and we support the French government, which uses force, while taking on the pirates".[8]

On October 2008, Muse also signed a Dh170 million agreement with Dubai's Lootah Group to support the construction of an airport, seaport and free zone in the coastal city of Bosaso. Muse indicated that "I believe that when we finish all these projects our people will benefit by getting good health services, education and overall prosperity."[9]

Muse's term as President of Puntland ended in January 2009.

See also

Notes

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mohamud Muse Hersi — Mohamud Muse Hersi, auch Adde genannt,war vom 8. Januar 2005 bis zum 8. Januar 2009 Präsident des faktisch autonomen Gebietes Puntland in Somalia. Hersi gehört dem Clan der Majerteen Darod an. Er lebte in Kanada, bis er 2001 nach Puntland/Somalia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mohamud Muse Hersi — o “Adde” ha sido el presidente de Puntland desde el 8 de enero de 2005. Siendo anteriormente un soldado importante en el gobierno del general Siad Barre de Somalia. Él era previamente un de ese país y un gobernador de estado en la Somalia norteña …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mohamud Muse Hersi — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hersi. Mohamud Muse Hersi (alias général Adde) est un homme politique et militaire du Pount. Hersi a été président du Pount du 8 janvier 2005 à janvier 2009. Il eut pour successeur Abdirahman… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mohamud Muse Hersi Adde — Mohamud Muse Hersi, auch Adde genannt,war vom 8. Januar 2005 bis zum 8. Januar 2009 Präsident des faktisch autonomen Gebietes Puntland in Somalia. Hersi gehört dem Clan der Majerteen Darod an. Er lebte in Kanada, bis er 2001 nach Puntland/Somalia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hersi — ist der Name folgender Personen: Mohamud Muse Hersi, Präsident des de facto autonomen Gebietes Puntland Siad Hersi, somalischer Warlord Youssouf Hersi (* 1982), niederländischer Fußballspieler Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Muse (desambiguación) — El término Muse puede designar: Muse, una banda inglesa de rock alternativo. Muse (álbum), un álbum de la cantante Grace Jones. Muse Records, un sello discográfico especializado en jazz. Muse (ciudad), una ciudad de Birmania. Muse (Pensilvania),… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hersi — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Ethiopie !Éthiopie Youssouf Hersi (né en 1982) est un footballeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abdirahman Mohamud Farole — Abdirahman Mohamed Farole Abdirahman Mohamed „Farole“ (* 1942; Schreibung in Somali: Cabdiraxham Maxamad Farole) wurde am 8. Januar 2009 zum Präsidenten der faktisch autonomen Region Puntland im Nordosten Somalias gewählt. Er stammt aus der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Puntland — State of Somalia أرض البنط …   Wikipedia

  • Cabdiraxham Maxamad Farole — Abdirahman Mohamed Farole Abdirahman Mohamed „Farole“ (* 1942; Schreibung in Somali: Cabdiraxham Maxamad Farole) wurde am 8. Januar 2009 zum Präsidenten der faktisch autonomen Region Puntland im Nordosten Somalias gewählt. Er stammt aus der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.