Fawzia’s influence stems from the fact that she was the first woman to be named Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia. (2012-2014) She had a significant role in revitalising 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. Fawzia launched a TV channel named RAAD TV aimed at providing a better image of the unstable and war-torn Somalia. She ran in the 2022 Somali presidential election but lost to Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Source of Influence: Political
Status: Featured in current year