First Lady of Djibouti
Kadra Mahamoud Haid
since May 8, 1999
ResidencePresidential Palace
Inaugural holderAicha Bogoreh
FormationJune 27, 1977

The First Lady of Djibouti is the spouse of the president of Djibouti. The present first lady is Kadra Mahamoud Haid, wife of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. Guelleh assumed office on 8 May 1999.

Haid holds considerable influence in Djiboutian national politics.[1] According to Africa Intelligence magazine, Kadra Mahamoud Haid serves as Djibouti's de facto vice president within her husband's government.[2]

First ladies of Djibouti

Name Portrait Term began Term ended President of Djibouti Notes
Aicha Bogoreh June 27, 1977 May 8, 1999 Hassan Gouled Aptidon Bogoreh focused on women's rights during her tenure as the country's inaugural first lady.[3] She died in 2001 after leaving office.[3]
Kadra Mahamoud Haid May 8, 1999 Incumbent Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Haid "acts as a sort of vice president," according to observers.[2]


  1. ^ "Djibouti leader Guelleh, clutching to power, wins fourth term and eyes growth with the help of foreign capital". 9 April 2016. Archived from the original on 6 July 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2017 – via Japan Times Online.
  2. ^ a b "DJIBOUTI : Ismail Omar Guelleh governs family-style with Kadra, Naguib, Saad and co - The Indian Ocean Newsletter". 19 June 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Bernstein, Adam (2006-11-30). "Hassan Gouled Aptidon, First President Of Djibouti". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-12-27.