His father was not only famous but was a “legendary” religious scholar who spent so much time in spreading Islam through the Horn of Africa. Dr. Abdi Shakur went to both elementary and Middle school in the city of Borama, the Republic of Somaliland. His successfully completed his high school was in prestigious Amoud Secondary school, the modern Amoud University. He successfully received a scholarship to learn medicine from Egypt where he attended and successful graduated from a medical college in Alexandria, Egypt. He has completed his medical school and became a physician from a prestigious medical college in Egypt.
When he became a medical Doctor, he was immigrated to Canada where he started practicing his specialty (psychiatry) medicine. While practicing medicine, He went back to Graduate School in the medical field of psychiatry in Canada. For nearly 20 years he was practicing psychiatry in both Canada and the United States; but Toronto, Canada was his home base city. Moreover, Dr. Abdulshakur was a man of multi-talents, he was not a psychiatrist also, but was also great advocate and defender of the Somaliland cause.
He was also an avid writer in international politics in general, and the Horn of Africa and middle in particular. One can read his in depth political analyses comprising of so many political topics in the internet. His lost will open a gigantic void in Somaliland. In his short life, he was a man who touched huge number of people and he will surely be missed. His family and him recently moved back to Somaliland and opened a private medical practice in Hargeisa. We will surely miss him. May God bless his soul!
By Suleiman Egeh
(Suleiman Egeh: A freelance writer and a senior science instructor)