Congratulatory messages have began pouring in for Somalia’s first ever appointed woman deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister.

Women groups across east Africa have welcomed the naming of Fowziya Yusuf Haji Adan as the new deputy prime minister and foreign minister in Somalia’s new permanent government.

Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Said announced his cabinet on Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu, citing that this was the smallest cabinet in Somalia’s history — half of the previous transitional administration.

“After long discussions and consultations, I have named my cabinet which consists of only 10 members. Among them is a female foreign affairs minister for the first time in Somali history,” the prime minister said.

In her first press conference at the Somali Villa, Ms Fowziya acknowledged her historical nomination and hailed it as a “glory day” for Somali women.

“My nomination as the Foreign minister is historic for the Somalia and particularly for the women of Somalia, it turns a new page for the political situation of our country and will lead to success and prosperity,” she said.

Mr. Shirdon also named another female to a ministerial position in an effort to improve women representations. Maryan Qasim Ahmed, who previously held the now-gone women’s minister, takes the role of minister of development and social affairs. Many women organizations across the East Africa community, who have large Somali populations, have praised his appointees.

Amina Hersi Mogeh, a prominent entrepreneur and millionaire Somali woman based in Uganda, was among the first persons to send congratulatory message to newly appointed foreign minister. Amina, who runs one of the largest cement and hardware distributors in Kampala, as well as chains of shopping malls and supermarkets, happens to originally hail from Somaliland like the minister.

In her message, the award winning business woman stressed that appointing Fowziya for the foreign job was a smart move. She reiterated that along with her academia background and life long experiences, Fowziya, possessed the right attitude, dedication and skills to deliver fruitful results. She described her as an educated and forward looking woman.

Amina extended her an invitation to both Nairobi and Kampala, where she runs her successful and award winning business chains.

She finally called on the Somali people to embrace and extend an arm of support for the first female Somali foreign minister and deputy prime minister. She equally congratulated Ms Maryan, the Somali government and its people.

Fowziya formed her own political party in Somaliland before she was barred and did not advance to the next stage of the process. The Somali president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a long-time friend is believed to have played a role in her appointment.

Photo: Award-winning entrepreneur Amina Hersi Moge congratulates Fowziya Yusuf Haji Adan (Hadhwanaagnews)



  1. Please my fellow Somalilanders give Fosia a break, she is there to help our brain-dead brethren. Improving the situation in Somalia will bring them to their sense and they will eventually realize that there is no alternative to the two state solution. The two state solution is the only way to peace and prosperity for all Somalis whether in Somaliland, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya or Ethiopia.

    I dream of the day that Somalis will freely live in their different countries, helping one another and leaving this dysfunctional obsession with greater Somali nation hoax.

  2. Mamsha'allah Somaliland Women are an example for all women in Africa. It seems everything positive in Africa comes from Somaliland. Everything negative comes from Somalia.

    I hope Fowziya is able to at the very least Instil some ORDER back into the Renegade Villa Somalia.

    Step 1: Fowziya should remove from office the TEAM stationed in South Sudan as this team have violated their appointment by instigating political espionage against Somaliland. Considering that Somaliland and Somalia are in the midst of a dialogue that will establish their future working relationship.

    Step 2: Make it clear to her government that Somaliland functions independent of the moqadishu government and reassert the EQUAL rights of the 2-states that joined in 1960. Remind both Hassan Mahamoud and Siciid Shirdoon their promise of non-interference, non-intimidation and certainly non-inclusion of Somaliland within their territorial claims.

    Fowsiya can become the BRIDGE between Somaliland and Somalia to have good neighbourly relations.

    • @Buuxiye… Did you read what ''hate somalia'' said? ''Keep on dividing then you will fight and all of you will be gone. First comes Somaliland then comes the rest. DIE SOMALIA'' that's what he/she said. And that is exactly what Somalia is trying to stop with the help of Allah. So pleas seek help, because in reality your biggest enemy is not your fellow brother but its this hate and grieving you can't seem to get over it despite the fact that it is 20+ years ago. Pleas for once fear Allah and stop this hate and division that in reality the people on ground don't want.

    • You come here to congratulate tp a Somali girl appointed by puppet colony and you are abusing Somalia instead, you need civic education coz screaming all time won't help ur crappy cause for good…..Retard

  3. Somaliland women go girls go but please and please don’t be traitors and cheaply bought commodities.

  4. You kenyans were starving when Somalis came to your country and pushed the Indians aside who used your people like the slaves they are. Somalis then gave you jobs and life. You useless niggers can't even feed your children in Kibera, while the Somali refugees in dadaabs businesses boom. You ungrateful baboons will be going back to starving as soon as somalis leave. Mark my word ape boy. Your country is going to be kibera 4.0 and you will be begging Somalis to come back.

    • Ciil badanaa….If it is not due to these morons who call themselves Somaliland that baboon would'nt dare speaking like this….Wt a pity….Plz read this you morons if u think that Kenya and Ethiopia will ever love u coz u hate ur country….First comes Somaliland then comes the rest. DIE SOMALIA

  5. As a woman and a member of society I have to look at my duties and capabilities, If i can satisfy all my roles then I have more to offer is my view, and this should be supported by all. Women in positions of influence in matters that concern other women and members of the thier communityand society as a whole are a treasure ! Balancing fairness with compasion and pure determination as women always do.

  6. What a short-sighted nerds we have here, Fowziya in just one cabinet minister and only if you can help Somalia in anyway possible you would'nt send AHMED GODANE and AL SHABAAB to Somalia, we know every thing you are up to but we are ignorant and selfish as yours so we still respect u as our brothers even if you can't understand who is your reall brother….Fowziya did'nt solve and can't solve anything in Somalia she is just our daughter who we are going to save from that clanish enclave called Somaliland in which every body know just QAT, BEGGING other people ''Waar noo dhiib'' and ABUSING Somalia in order to satisfy Ethiopia and Co…..Retards get life as it is b4 it is too late as you can't save ur ass but you are telling me we are saving Somalia by bombarding civilian areas….We know u and we will take our revenge…

  7. You will die first u monkey ass hole as Somalia does'nt exist because of ur LOVE and won't DIE either because of ur hatred…Go and hung urself….You are fighting just rag tag militia called Al Shabaab in two years in still you are just in Kismayo…Wt a coward monkey…

  8. If Somalia can't be something in a united manner, then don't wait that Somalia will ever live in peace when they become tiny divided clannish enclaves..