Sophia Abdi Noor: Breaking cultural glass ceiling.

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Sophia Abdi Noor has made history this year by becoming the first woman from North-Eastern Kenya to be to be elected a member of parliament.

For decades the region has been stuck with some of the most outdated religious and cultural traditions, where women play a subservient role to men. When the former teacher, Abdi Noor began her political campaign in 1997, the elders warned that her attitude "would lead to the decay of society".

On the campaign trail, confident of a win...

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