TEDx Mogadishu and the Symbolic Rebirth of a Torn Society

During the past three decades, global perceptions of Somalia have for the most part been shaped by images of the country as a disaster area, ravaged by poverty and war. Somalia seems to appear in the news only in the context of humanitarian assistance appeals or of Al Qaeda-inspired militias carrying out their heinous acts across the country.Since the outbreak of the civil war in 1991, there has been virtually no central government control in Somalia. The country has been characterized as a … [Read more...]