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Ahmed named new Somali president

DJIBOUTI, Djibouti, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Somali lawmakers have tapped moderate Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed to serve as the African country's new president, officials in Djibouti said.

Somali lawmakers declare PM ouster illegal

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Somali Parliament gave a vote of confidence to Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein, declaring his weekend ouster by the country's president illegal.

Somali president sacks prime minister

BAIDOA, Somalia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf says he has dismissed his prime minister for failing to do his job as the government fights Islamic militias near the capital.

NATO ships to deter pirates in Aden gulf

HAFUN, Somalia, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Seven NATO warships patrolling the coast of Somalia are crucial to deterring piracy in the region, Somalia's prime minister said Sunday.

Somali peace deal praised

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations is calling a Somali peace deal a good step toward stabilizing the fragile security situation in the country.

Sources: Somali ministers paid to resign

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Eleven Somali Cabinet ministers received large sums of money to resign their positions as part of a political attack on the prime minister, sources allege.

Somali leaders to meet, discuss stability

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 13 (UPI) -- The Transitional Federal Government in Somalia says it has agreed to hold talks with opposition leaders after years of violence have ravaged the country.

Hopes grow for peace talks in Somalia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hopes are growing that a new government in Mogadishu may be able to reach a peace deal with the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia.

Rice prods Somalia on constitution

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Somalia's new leader to speed up drafting a constitution during a meeting of African leaders in Ethiopia.

Sudan, Somalia security discussed

CAIRO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Egyptian and British officials recently held a meeting to discuss the developing security crisis in Sudan and Somalia.
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Nur Hassan Hussein (Somali: Nuur Xasan Xuseen, Arabic: نور حسن حسين‎), also known as Nur Adde which means Light Nur, was the Prime Minister of Somalia from November 2007 to February 2009. He is from Mogadishu and is part of the Abgaal sub-clan of the Hawiye.

Hussein began his professional career in 1958 as a customs officer, two years before Somalia gained its independence. He rose through the ranks, becoming an Interpol liaison officer and eventually the country's chief police officer in charge of planning and training under the former regime of longtime President Siad Barre.

After completing studies in Law at the Somalia National University and the Fiscal Law School in Rome, Hussein became attorney general, a post he held until 1991 when the Somali Civil War broke out. He subsequently served as the Secretary General of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS).

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