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Somalia president attains PhD in Peace, Governance and Development

President of Somalia is officially an academic “Dr.” after the completion of his PhD programme on Tuesday, October 11.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who returned to the presidency in keenly contested poll this year completed his PhD Program of Peace, Governance and Development at PEACE University.

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“We are thrilled to welcome you to our Alumni ranks! @HassanSMohamud,” the University said.

Mohamud lost his re-election bid in 2016 to immediate past Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo. Years on, he staged a comeback to defeat Farmaajo to stage a successful comeback.

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With a background in education, the former peace activist’s election campaign was focused on ensuring Somalis are united and are at peace with the rest of the world – something he did not fail to mention immediately after he was sworn in, the BBC said in a profile of the president in May 2022.

Hassan Sheikh is said to have joined the Centre for Research and Dialogue in 2001 as a researcher in post-conflict reconstruction – a body sometimes criticised as being too closely affiliated to the West – and has worked as a consultant to various UN bodies and the transitional government.

President @HassanSMohamud receives a PhD in Peace, Governance and Development from the United Nations Peace University #DalsanNewsDesk #Somalia pic.twitter.com/4UNNmKk3rV

— DalsanTV (@DalsanTv) October 11, 2022

Congratulations to President @HassanSMohamud, now PhD.

Dr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud setting a good example for leadership and younger generations.

Education is a lifelong process.

— Rashid Abdi (@RAbdiAnalyst) October 12, 2022

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