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Somalia’s female presidential candidate: ‘If loving my land means I die, so be it’

Leyla Hussein interviews her home country’s first female presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, and is re-inspired to keep fighting for women’s empowerment Softly spoken with assertive undertones, Fadumo Dayib is the first woman ever to run for the presidency of Somalia. As a Somali female campaigner, she was a “shero” of mine before I met her. The odds are stacked against Dayib defeating incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud; she isn’t even listed as a candidate in analysis in regional media and has said herself that she has little chance of winning.
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