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Hussein Ismail Dir Diplomat and Statesman Ethiopia -Afugud or Gibril Muse (Afguduud) , Makahil (Makahiil) section of the Gadabursi

Ato Hussein Ismail


Hussein Ismail or Husein ismail (Somali: Xuseen Ismaciil, Arabic: حسين إسماعيل‎,Amharic: አቶ ሁሴን እስማእል) also known as Ato Hussein Ismail was a Somali Ethiopian statesman who held several spots in the Ethiopian government. He is the first Somali to be promoted to a Minister, Ambassador, Commissioner and Politician in Ethiopia to the government of the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police, and Territorial Army or simply short the DERG that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987.


Hussein Ismail was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia and belongs to the Afugud or Gibril Muse (Afguduud) , Makahil (Makahiil) section of the Gadabursi (Gadabuursi) or Samaron (Samaroon).[2] He served his country as Chief-Administrator of the Illubabor Province in Ethiopia after the fall of Haile Selassie.[3] Furthermore he became Governor of Dire Dawa, Ambassador to South Yemen, Ambassador to Bulgaria, Ambassador to Cuba and Minister of Education and Commisioner for Pensions and Social Security for Ethiopia.[4] He also was a member of the Central Committee of COPWE (Commission for Organizing the Party of the Working People of Ethiopia).[5] He laid the foundation for Somali inclusiveness into Ethiopia.



Governor of Dire Dawa

Chief-Administrator of Illubabor Province (1974 - 1976 )

Minister of Education (August 1976 - 1978)

Member of the Central Committee of COPWE (1979-1984)

Commissioner for Pensions and Social Security (1978 - 1983)

Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Yemen (1983 - 1984)

Ambassador of Ethiopia to Cuba (1984 - 1986)

Ambassador of Ethiopia to Bulgaria (1986)


1.^ Quarterly Economic Review of Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti. Economist Intelligence Unit. 1978.

2.Jump up ^ "Pmac Announces Governmental Appointments". 1976.

3.Jump up ^ Legum, Colin (1975-01-01). Ethiopia: The Fall of Haile Sellassie's Empire. Africana Publishing Company. ISBN 9780841902299.

4.Jump up ^ Daily Report: Eastern Europe. The Service. 1986.

5.Jump up ^ Service, British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring (1983). Summary of World Broadcasts: Non-Arab Africa.

6.Jump up ^ Service, United States Joint Publications Research (1979). Translations on Sub-Saharan Africa.





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