Somali politician and peace activist receives international award
Somali politician and peace activist, Asha Haji Elmi has on Tuesday received an international accolade in Malawi for her contribution towards empowering women in Somalia.
She was among four distinguished Africanwomen recognized for their outstanding achievements towards ensuring that women claim their rightful places in the society.
Elmi, a member of the federal parliament and wife of former Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon received the award from President Joyce Band of Malawi in Lilongwe.
President Band praised Asha Haji Elmi for her commitment towards improving the lives of the Somali women in the war-torn Horn of African nation.
Elmi has previously won international awards for her role in the society.
The other three are Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria, Mrs. Litha Ogana from Kenya and Anastanzia Msosa, the Chief Justice of Malawi.