Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan

Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan is a Somali politician. From 4 November 2012 to 17 January 2014, she served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia. On 4 November 2012, Adan was named Foreign Minister of Somalia by Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, she is the first woman to have been selected for the position. Adan was appointed Deputy Prime Minister. In November 2012, the Somali federal authorities issued an official request to the United Nations Security Council for assistance in recovering public assets and funds that were being held abroad; the state properties had been frozen by foreign administrations and firms after the collapse of Somalia's central government in 1991 in order to prevent unauthorized use. In January 2013, Adan and other members of Somalia's reconstituted Cabinet began a formal assessment and recovery process of Somali national assets, which include ships and planes that are believed to be held in Italy and Yemen. In late May 2013, Adan and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation.

The agreement re-establishes formal diplomatic ties between Somalia and the UAE, focuses on the political, economic and development sectors. Additionally, the Emirati government announced. In August 2013, follow a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Adan announced that the Somali authorities looked forward to cooperation with the Chinese government in the energy, national security and agriculture sectors, among others. Wang praised the traditional friendship between both nations and re-affirmed China's commitment to the Somali peace process. In September 2013, both governments signed an official cooperation agreement in Mogadishu as part of a five-year national recovery plan in Somalia; the pact will see the Chinese authorities reconstruct several major infrastructural landmarks in the Somali capital and elsewhere, including the National Theatre, a hospital, the Mogadishu Stadium, as well as the road between Galkayo and Burao in northern Somalia. Additionally, Chinese ambassador Liu Guangyoun indicated that China would re-open its embassy in Mogadishu on land, donated for the purpose by the Somali government.

Adan's term as Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister ended on 17 January 2014, when new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appointed Abdirahman Duale Beyle as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed as Deputy Prime Minister


The Fanniidae are a small group of true flies confined to the Holarctic and temperate Neotropical ecozones. Adults are medium-sized to small and have dark body and leg colours. Males congregate in characteristic dancing swarms beneath trees. Larvae are characterised by their flattened bodies with striking lateral protuberances, live as scavengers in various kinds of decaying organic matter; the lesser housefly Fannia canicularis is a worldwide synanthropic species. Fanniidae are indicators useful in forensic entomology; the Fanniidae were once a subfamily of Muscidae from which they may be distinguished by: A dorsal bristle is on the hind tibia below the middle and in addition to the dorsal preapical. The axillary vein is curved towards the wingtip, so if extended, the axillary and anal veins would meet before reaching the wing tip. In males, the middle tibia has an erect pubescence beneath. References to identify the family include: Chillcott, J. G. 1961. "A revision of the Nearctic species of Fanniinae".

Can. Entomol. Suppl. 14, 295 p. Keys to Nearctic genera and species. Excellent figures. Willi Hennig Muscidae in Erwin Lindner: Die Fliegen der Paläarktischen Region,7 1-1110. Out of date, but good keys and figures. Lyneborg, L. 1970. "Taxonomy of European Fannia larvae". Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. 215, 28 p. Rozkosny, R.. C. 1997. "The European Fanniidae". Acta Sci. Nat. Brno. 80p. Keys to all 82 known European species. Family description and image Picture The Types of Fanniidae and Muscidae in the Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany Nearctic West Palaearctic including Russia Australasian/Oceanian Japan