Once a Somali refugee, she is now running as Somalia’s first female president

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Some Ugandans have decided to show their support for Somali Presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib on Twitter using the harsh tag #Dayib4President and push for Somalia to elect its first female President.

Fadumo, 43, has been a refugee having fled the violence in the horn of Africa nation. It was until she was 14 years old that she was able to access education. She holds three master’s degrees in health sciences and public health and is doing a PH.D in women’s governmental participation and empowerment in post-conflict regions.

Dayib was born in Kenya but tensions between Kenya and Somalia lead to the arrest and deportation of her family back to Somalia. Her family sought refuge in Finland where Dayib got the opportunity to get a proper education.

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