Multilingual Veteran Journalist Daud Aweis Rise To Ministerial Portfolio
Daud Aweis Jama has been one of the most respected international Somali journalists and his appointment as the new Information Minister may have been expected having served in Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s first term as his Spokesman between 2014 and 2016.
At the time of his appointment, Aweis was a Senior Political Advisor at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia where he served since October 2016.
Aweis hails from Kismayo, Jubaland and has a vast experience in communication and public relations.
He worked for the London-based BBC from 2000 to 2013 as a senior journalist and analyst at the BBC Monitoring
From 2013 to 2014 Aweis served as an Editor for the VOA in Washington DC.
He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism Communication Strategy and Public Relations from Kenyatta University
and Masters in Global Diplomacy, International Security and Politics from the University of London
A multilingual Aweis is known for his prowess in reporting news in fluent Somali, English and Swahili.
He is a brother to former Minister of Ports and Marine Transport Maryan Aweis Jama who served in the Farmaajo administration.