Abdirahman Barre

Abdirahman Jama Barre
عبد الرحمن جامع بري
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Minister of Finance of the Somali Democratic Republic
In office
1987 – January 1991
Vice PresidentMuhammad Ali Samatar
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Somali Democratic Republic
In office
1989–1990
Vice PresidentMuhammad Ali Samatar
1st Deputy Prime Minister of the Somali Democratic Republic
In office
1987 – January 1991
Vice PresidentMuhammad Ali Samatar
Preceded byOffice established
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Somali Democratic Republic
In office
July 27, 1977 – 1987
Personal details
Born1937 (1937)
Luuq, Italian Somaliland
Died (aged 79)
San Diego, California, United States
Political partySupreme Revolutionary Council
RelationsMohamed Siad Barre
Children8
Alma materUniversity of Padua

Abdirahman Jama Barre (Somali: Cabdiraxmaan Jaamac Barre, Arabic: عبد الرحمن جامع بري‎) (1937 – 15 August 2017[1]) was a Somali politician. He twice served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Somali Democratic Republic, and later as the Minister of Finance. He was also the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia.

Personal life

Jama Barre was born in 1937 in the southern town of Luuq, Italian Somaliland.[2] He hails from the Marehan Darod clan.[3] He is a half brother of former President of Somalia, Mohamed Siad Barre.[4] Abdirahman's brother Abdullahi Jama Barre "Asasey" was also active in Somali politics.[5]

Jama Barre pursued higher studies abroad. For his tertiary education, he earned a PhD in the early 1960s from the teaching faculty at the University of Padua in Padua, Italy.[4][2]

Jama Barre was married, and had seven children. He also had eight children from his first marriage. He enjoyed lawn tennis.[2]