Haji Abdikarim Receives Honorary Doctorate in Peace and Development

hakOn 13th Commencement Ceremony on 4 September, 2016, University of Hargeisa with the recommendation from the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies bestowed an Honorary Doctorate in Peace and Development to Haji Abdikarim Hussein Yusuf, a distinguished member of the Somaliland House of Elders, the Guurti. Born in the early 1900s in the suburb of Hargeisa, Haji Abdikarim Hussein Yusuf is one of the Somaliland’s pre-eminent traditional figures and peacemakers. In 1940, at the age of 35, following the death of his older brother, Nour Hussein, Haji Abdikarim resumed the role of his brother as a chief till he handed over voluntarily to his nephew, Chief Hassan Nour Hussein in 1997. Since his early childhood to the present day, Haji Abdikarim had been the peacemaker by engaging in the areas of mediation and reconciliation. Haji Abdikarim is one of the founding members and architects of the Somaliland peace and development. Haji Abdikarim’s bold statements and decisions will remain in the hearts and minds of the Somaliland citizens and his outstanding contribution to the peace and development in Somaliland
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