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Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe (Somali: Aaden Maxamed Nuur Madoobe, Arabic: عدن محمد نور مادوبي‎, born 15 April 1956), popularly known as Aden Madobe,[1] is a Somali politician. He previously served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army, before later joining the newly formed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia as Justice Minister and Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament. From 29 December 2008 to 31 January 2009, Madobe briefly served as acting president of Somalia. In January 2014, he was appointed Minister of Industry and Commerce.[2]

Aden Madobe
ادم مادوبي
Minister of Commerce and Industry
In office
17 January 2014 – 12 January 2015
PresidentHassan Sheikh Mohamud
Prime MinisterAbdiweli Sheikh Ahmed
Preceded byMohamud Ahmed Hassan
Succeeded byAbdirahman Abdi Osman
Speaker of the Somali Parliament
In office
31 January 2007 – 25 May 2010
PresidentAbdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
Prime MinisterAli Mohammed Ghedi
Salim Aliyow Ibrow
Nur Hassan Hussein
Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Preceded bySharif Hassan Sheikh Aden
Succeeded bySharif Hassan Sheikh Aden
President of Somalia
In office
29 December 2008 – 31 January 2009
Preceded byAbdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
Succeeded bySharif Sheikh Ahmed
Personal details
Born (1956-04-15) 15 April 1956 (age 63)
Hudur , Trust Territory of Somaliland


Personal lifeEdit

Madobe was born in Hudur, the capital of Bakool region of Somalia . He belongs to the Hadame subclan of the Rahanweyn (Digil and Mirifle).[3]


Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA)Edit

Madobe served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA), one of the factions of the Somali Civil War.[4][5][6] According to Adan Madobe, beginning in 1996, the RRA accepted the assistance of Ethiopia in the training of its troops. In 2003, he temporarily split with his fellow RRA leader Hassan Mohamed Nur "Shatigadud", though they later reconciled and both served as ministers in the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).[7]

Transitional Federal GovernmentEdit

In January 2005, Madobe was appointed Justice Minister of the nascent Transitional Federal Government, part of Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi's second cabinet lineup.[3]

In May 2005, rival parliamentarian and faction leader Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade accused Madobe and Agriculture Minister Hassan Mohamed Nuur "Shatigudud" of attacking Baidoa to take the city on behalf of President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed's TFG. The TFG later used the town as a temporary capital. Nineteen were killed in the ensuing fight for control over the city.[8]

Speaker of the Transitional Federal ParliamentEdit

On 31 January 2007, Madobe was elected Speaker by the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP). His predecessor at the position Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan was voted out by the legislature on January 17, 2007 due to his alleged support for the Islamic Courts Union (ICU).[9] Madobe was later sworn into office on February 3.[10]

Madobe later briefly served as acting TFG president, after the incumbent President of Somalia Yusuf resigned from office on 29 December 2008.[11] On 31 January 2009, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was voted in as the new president.[12]

In April and May 2010, a rift developed between Madobe and Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. The row culminated in Madobe's resignation after parliament later voted to remove him from office.[13]

On May 25, 2010, Sharif Hassan was re-elected Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament in place of Madobe.[14]

Minister of Industry and CommerceEdit

On 17 January 2014, Madobe was appointed Minister of Industry and Commerce by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "SOMALIA PM Said "Cabinet will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia"". Midnimo. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Prime Minister Geedi announced his second cabinet line up" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 13, 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2007.
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Report of the Panel of Experts on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1425 (2002)" (PDF). United Nations Security Council. 24 February 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 7, 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2007.
  8. ^ "Somali factions fight for key town, 19 killed". SABC News. 30 May 2005. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2007.
  9. ^ "Somalia's parliament elects new speaker". Reuters. 31 January 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2007.
  10. ^ "Somali parliament gets new speaker". Aljazeera. 23 February 2007. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2007.
  11. ^ "Somali President Yusuf resigns", Reuters (, 29 December 2008.
  12. ^ "Somalia swears in new president", Sapa-AFP (IOL), 31 January 2009.
  13. ^ Somalia stand-off as PM defies president's sacking order
  14. ^ Somalia parliament elects new speaker
Political offices
Preceded by
Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden
Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament of Somalia
Succeeded by
Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden
Preceded by
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
President of Somalia

Succeeded by
Sharif Ahmed