Pioneering Somaliland Journalist Looks Beyond Present-Day Horizons


Somaliland’s pioneering first woman print journalist urges other women to believe in themselves and look for new horizons to break the mould of male-dominated media.

“It is what you think about yourself that makes you who you are,” says Fahma Yusuf Essa.

“I ask many young ladies out there in Somaliland who want to join us in the media sector to believe in themselves and see beyond their horizons! Think big and aim high. There’s nothing that can stop you achieve your dreams,” 

Born in 1984, Fahma blazed a trail that many other women are now following by becoming the first woman to work in the Somaliland print media. Read More