Ali Mahdi Muhammad

  • ali mahdi muhammad
    علي مهدي محمد
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    4th president of somalia
    in office
    26 january 1991 – 3 january 1997
    preceded bysiad barre
    succeeded byvacant (3 january 1997-27 august 2000);
    abdiqasim salad hassan afterwards
    personal details
    born (1939-01-01) 1 january 1939 (age 81)
    jowhar, middle shabelle, italian somaliland
    nationalitysomali
    political partyunited somali congress

    ali mahdi muhammad (somali: cali mahdi maxamed, arabic: علي مهدي محمد‎) (born january 1, 1939) is a somali entrepreneur and politician. he served as president of somalia from january 26, 1991 to january 3, 1997.

    muhammad rose to power after a coalition of armed opposition groups, including his own united somali congress, deposed longtime president siad barre. however, muhammad was not able to exert his authority beyond parts of the capital. power was instead vied with other faction leaders in the southern half of the country and with autonomous subnational entities in the north.[1]

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Ali Mahdi Muhammad
علي مهدي محمد
Ali4th.jpg
4th President of Somalia
In office
26 January 1991 – 3 January 1997
Preceded bySiad Barre
Succeeded byvacant (3 January 1997-27 August 2000);
Abdiqasim Salad Hassan afterwards
Personal details
Born (1939-01-01) 1 January 1939 (age 81)
Jowhar, Middle Shabelle, Italian Somaliland
NationalitySomali
Political partyUnited Somali Congress

Ali Mahdi Muhammad (Somali: Cali Mahdi Maxamed, Arabic: علي مهدي محمد‎) (born January 1, 1939) is a Somali entrepreneur and politician. He served as President of Somalia from January 26, 1991 to January 3, 1997.

Muhammad rose to power after a coalition of armed opposition groups, including his own United Somali Congress, deposed longtime President Siad Barre. However, Muhammad was not able to exert his authority beyond parts of the capital. Power was instead vied with other faction leaders in the southern half of the country and with autonomous subnational entities in the north.[1]