Fawsiyo’s influence stems from the fact that she was the first woman to be named as Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime minister of Somalia. She had a significant role in revitalizing the Somali economy by recovering national assets that were frozen, as well as signing an agreement with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan for bilateral cooperation. A similar agreement was also signed with China. Fowsiyo launched a TV channel named RAADTV aimed at providing a better image of the unstable and war-torn Somalia.
Source of Influence: Political
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