As Somalia makes the transition from failed state to a place in which to do business, so the demographics of the country are changing. Cities such as Mogadishu and Hargeisa are seeing a rising number of visitors and new residents. Many of these new inhabitants are Somalis, buoyed by the new spirit of optimism and the opportunities that abound; who feel able to return and who want to bring their skills and experience back to the country they love.
Minneapolis, Minnesota - March 16, 2013. Shuraako hosted a meeting attended by 94 members of the Somali diaspora community to discuss how we can work together to connect investors with business opportunities in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia. The meeting was introduced by Imam Sheik Sa'ad Roble, an influential elder in Minneapolis's
In celebration of International Women's Day, Shuraako is highlighting the important role that women play as forces of change in Somalia’s economic development and future.
The Shuraako team recently met with Abdullahi Salaad Warsame, a prominent businessman and former politician, to learn more about the current investment climate in Mogadishu, Somalia. Warsame believes that the time is ripe for job opportunities in the city because the new government has done much to stabilize and rebuild.
When Somaliland Beverage Industries (SBI) opened its Hargaisa bottling plant in May 2012, it symbolized the stabilization that was taking place across the region. The story of Somalia is becoming less about pirates and terrorists an
In his book "The People of Minnesota: Somalis in Minnesota." Ahmed Ismail Yusuf claims that three words best describe the Somali people: sahan, or pioneer; martisoor, meaning hospitality, and war, a Somali word that literally mea
At Shuraako we work across a range of channels to highlight double bottom line opportunities available to social entrepreneurs and investors in Somalia. One of our specialties is using video and social media to introduce the world to local producers in the region.