Ahmed Hassan Gabobe is a Somali politician. He belongs to the Bimal subclan of the Dir. He is the Minister of Justice and Religious Affairs of Somalia, having been appointed to the position on 27 January 2015 by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.
Information on the Gadsan clan's relationship with Somali authorities was scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
Sources report that, in 2015, Ahmed Hassan Gabobe, was named Minister of Justice and Religious Affairs (Waagacusub Media 29 Jan. 2015) or Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs (WardheerNews.com 28 Jan. 2015). The webpage of Somalia's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock indicates that Gabobe is currently the Somali minister of agriculture (Somalia n.d.).
According to a 2015 article by Waagacusub Media, a source of "independent news and information in East Africa" (Waagacusub Media n.d.b), based in the Netherlands (Waagacusub Media n.d.a), Gabobe belongs to the Gadsan clan (Waagacusub Media 29 Jan. 2015). The same source states that Gabobe is a former "[i]slamist [e]xtremist and a member of the Cancelled Islamic Union Court" (Waagacusub Media 29 Jan. 2015). According to the same source, Gabobe is "linked [to] participating in fights in Defow, Kabhanley and Lower Shabelle" (Waagacusub Media 29 Jan. 2015). Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
XAFIISKA RA’IISAL DOWLADDA SOOMAALIYA
SOMALI MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK
Mudane Axmed Xasan Gaboobe Wasiirka Wasaaradda Beeraha
H.E. Ahmed Hassan Gabobe is the Somali Minister of Agriculture
Mudane Cabdicasiis Saalax Carmaan Wasiir Ku-xigeenka Wasaaradda Beeraha
H.E. Abdiasis Salah Osman is the Deputy Minister of Agriculture.