Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke!

Cumar Cabdirashiid Cali Sharmaarke

Cumar Cabdirashiid Cali Sharmaarke

Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke is the son of Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke and Ruqia Dahir Ali Boss. His father was one of the former presidents of Somalia and he was assassinated in 1969.


His mother was the daughter of a well-known Somali Islamic scholar from the Mehri clan.

He studied at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he obtained degrees in political science and political economy. His family lives in Virginia in the United States. Sharmarke holds both Somali and Canadian citizenship.

He worked in diplomatic capacity for the United Nations in Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone and served as a political advisor in regards to the conflict in Darfur region in Sudan. Before becoming Prime Minister, Sharmarke was Somalia’s ambassador-designate to the United States.


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