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Theme: Rebirth

Mogadishu, Somalia
May 17th, 2012

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There is hope in Somalia. An influx of African Union troops has pushed insurgents out of Mogadishu and representatives from the country’s clans are meeting to discuss the formation of a new government and draft constitution. With sustained peace on the horizon, the Somali diaspora is returning home and starting businesses. International investors are exploring opportunities and the first Somali bank has now opened.

While the stability remains fragile, Somalis are optimistic that a turning point has been reached after 21 years of conflict, and we are witnessing the rebirth of Mogadishu.

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Nate Mook
New York, NY, United States

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Peter Rasmussen
Mogadishu, Somalia

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Sebastian Lindstrom
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Alicia Sully
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Pedro Ramirez
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Peter Pavlakis
Liban Egal

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