Abdurrahman Mahmoud Aidiid

Abdurrahman Mahmoud Aidiid (Soltelco) (Somali: Cabdiraxman Maxmuud Caydiid, Arabic: عبد الرحمن محمود عيديد) is a Somalilander politician. He is a former Mayor of Hargeisa, the largest city and capital of Somaliland from 2013 to 2021,. He belongs to the Sa'ad Musa sub-division of the Habr Awal Isaaq clan.

Abdurrahman Mahmoud Aidiid
عبد الرحمن محمود عيديد
Mayor of Hargeisa
In office
14 April 2013 – 17 June 2021
Preceded byYusuf Warsame Saeed
Succeeded byAbdikarim Ahmed Mooge
Personal details
Political partyKulmiye


Aidiid is a member of the Peace, Unity, and Development Party (Kulmiye), the ruling political party in Somaliland. After the death of Hargeisa Mayor Yusuf Warsame Saeed, Aidiid was elected as replacement leader on April 14, 2013 by a quorum of 24 municipal councilors. He is the youngest official ever to be appointed to the position.[1] He was succeeded by Abdikarim Ahmed Mooge as the mayor of Hargeisa after the 2021 Somaliland municipal elections, gaining the most votes out of all candidates in Hargeisa.[2][3]


  1. ^ Qaran News (14 April 2013). "Kulmiye's Abdirahman Soltelco New Mayor Of Hargeisa". Qaran News. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Waayaha ku xeeran rejada 'Maayarnimo' ee Cabdikariin Axmed Mooge". BBC News Somali (in Somali). Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  3. ^ "Shan arrimood oo ku saabsan Cabdikariim Axmed Mooge". BBC News Somali (in Somali). Retrieved 2021-06-21.