Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe, commonly known as Aden Madobe, is a Somali politician who currently serves as the Speaker of the Lower House of the Federal Parliament of Somalia. He was born on April 15, 1956, in Hudur, the capital of the Bakool region in Somalia. Madobe belongs to the Hadame subclan of the Rahanweyn (Digil and Mirifle) clan.
Madobe's political career began as the First Deputy Chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA), one of the factions involved in the Somali Civil War. In 1996, the RRA received assistance from Ethiopia in training its troops, according to Madobe. In 2003, he had a temporary split with another RRA leader, Hassan Mohamed Nur "Shatigadud," but they later reconciled and both became ministers in the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia.
In January 2005, Madobe was appointed as the Justice Minister in the Transitional Federal Government under Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi. However, in May 2005, he was accused by rival parliamentarian Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade of attacking Baidoa to capture the city on behalf of President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed's TFG. The conflict resulted in casualties, with nineteen people losing their lives.
On January 31, 2007, Madobe was elected as the Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) after his predecessor, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, was voted out due to allegations of supporting the Islamic Courts Union (ICU). He was later sworn into office on February 3, 2007. Madobe briefly served as the acting President of Somalia from December 29, 2008, to January 31, 2009, following the resignation of President Yusuf.
In April and May 2010, Madobe had a disagreement with Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, which resulted in his resignation after a parliamentary vote to remove him from office. On May 25, 2010, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan was re-elected as the Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament, replacing Madobe.
On January 17, 2014, Madobe was appointed as the Minister of Industry and Commerce by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Then, on April 27, 2022, Madobe once again assumed the position of Speaker of the House of the People (Lower House of the Parliament of Somalia).
Date of Birth: 15th April, 1956
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Place of Birth: Hudur