Children & Women

Will Fadumo Dayib be Somalia’s future president?

March-06
07:06 AM 2016


As per to DW in the interview with their reporter Muvunyi Fred, Somali-born Fadumo Dayib has lived as a refugee with her four children in Finland since the early 1990s and worked as a nurse. But now she wants to return to her home country and make history. She wants to become Somalia’s first elected female president who would put an end to the al-Shabab insurgency which is tying down 22,000 African Union peacekeepers.



"It’s time for [the AU] to empower our national forces," says Dayib

Dayib will have to submit her candidacy to parliament for approval in July and pay a deposit of approximately $20,000 (18,000 euros).
“I’m motivated to run for the presidency because I believe it’s a moral obligation and a civic duty to us to prevent further bloodshed in Somalia. We have watched on the side lines for more than 25 years and it is imperative that we step forward and take up this responsibility” she told DW in the interview.


Somali’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s leadership criticised for failing to tackle the al-Shabab
She thinks this decision probably comes because of increase of terror and violence in Somalia. The EU is looking at what it has been paying and the results that it is receiving. She thinks there is a valid reason for them to cut funding and she would advise the African Union (AU) to really revisit their strategy in Somalia. “It’s time for them to empower our national armed forces, to strengthen our security sector so that we can take the lead and so that way the resistance will be lessened” she uttered.
Somali’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s leadership criticised for failing to tackle the al-Shabab

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