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Meeting Fadumo Dayib, the first woman to run for Somali president

Fadumo Dayib is the Kenyan-born Somali presidential hopeful who knows that she's facing an uphill battle. She spoke to us about the challenges she faces.


Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to set her sights on the Somali presidency. She's determined to stand up to a system that has long sidelined women. After being forced to flee Kenya, her Somali-born family moved to Finland as refugees. There, she got an education, only learning to read at the age of 14. She later went on to work for the UN in Liberia and study in the US. All the while she was set on encouraging positive change in Somalia.

Also in this edition, opposition groups in Burundi remain sceptical about President Nkurunziza's agreement to hold talks to end almost a year of political crisis.

And we meet the man who has set up waxprint shop in the African expat neighbourhood of Paris.

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