Upon researching Somalia’s past (see “About”), I learned more about the nation’s key role in international trade: from serving as the link in maritime commerce between the Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Persians and Asian and African traders to developing a medieval trading empire in that touched Venice and Ming China. I began to understand the resolute, entrepreneurial, and independent nature of the Somali people that allowed them to cultivate lucrative trade routes in the ancient world and build some of Africa’s most successful telecom, aviation, and money – transfer firms, a midst decades of civil war, famine, and extremism.
I realized that Somalia’s two greatest assets, a continuity throughout history, are its geography (the longest coastline of Africa) and entrepreneurial people.
Thus, my vision of Somalia is an international hub, serving as a “Gateway to Africa”.
Due to its ideal geography, at the intersection of the Middle East, Africa, and…
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