I think I am in love with your blog. from Anonymous
Hello there, I'm a PHD candidate @ University of Pretoria, focusing on African Heritage, specifically East/Horn, I was hoping to use some of the old photos of Somalia on your blog in a report I'm working. Are the photos on this blog yours? Let me know what we can work out. Thanks for the Help. Annalise Kai from Anonymous
Hi. I hope it works out. You can find some information on this website.
I have so many questions to ask but that will be for another time and im planing to go to Somalia this summer Insha'ALLAH to figure out things myself. But all i wanted to say was its good to finally have found a blog where there's no hatred going on, well done my brother love your blog! keep it up from kingbedel
Thanks brother. I feel we need to build the country up together. And it is our responsibility to take good care of it.
Mashallah brother you seem to have a good vision for Somalia. What do you plan to do there if you go to Somalia? Also, what can we do for Somalia? I'd love to go back but don't know where to begin really. I want to build luxury stores somewhere in Mogadishu and cities like Hargeisa and Bosaso maybe, but that would take a while because the areas themselves aren't equipped or properly built for luxury. from Anonymous
Thank you. I’m not sure yet. I have a lot of ideas. I just need to find the most reasonable one. I think those stores can be set in large cities. Equipment is not the issue. The demand just has to be there. Watch this video.
If you look at Lebanon you will see somewhat of a similarity in history like decades of war. Lebanon was nothing and was in crumbles when the war ended but look at them now. What exactly do we need to do to build a sophisticated infrastructure like them? from Anonymous
I think we can learn a lot by working together in the reconstruction efforts and ask for expertise. But the Somali diaspora also has much knowledge.
Last week the South Korean ambassador to Somalia has given his credentials to the Somali president. And that specific country can help with post war reconstruction as it went through a devastating war that levelled much of the country in the 50’s.
The long civil war of Angola ended in 2002. Now the country and capital is almost unrecognizable due to their trade with China and resources. Their population is greater and they have less resources than Somalia. Just to give you an impression.
Knowledge exchange programs will def. be part of the new Somalia.
Don’t worry about good infrastructure coming to Somalia. A few days ago an investment agency announced a $1 billion fund (most goes to projects in Somalia) to reconstruct infrastructure and invest in agriculture. And this is just one of few announcement that have been made and more are coming up.
If we have a booming tourism industry in the coming years would you be ok with bars and hotels serving alcohol? In shariah non-Muslims are within their right to drink alcohol also it would really boost sales/visits to hotels too as they would be more likely to stay at a hotel with a bar. from Anonymous
There is no doubt that tourism in Somalia will rival that of Kenya in about 10 or so years. Especially because it will probably be cheaper and the beaches are more pristine. I don’t think alcohol will be an issue. Non Muslims are already drinking it now in their compounds.
Amazing blog. MashAllah brother. You really made me proud today :) from Anonymous
That’s great to hear. Have a nice day and stay proud.
Assalamu Alaykum, how are you doing? I really appreciate this blog that shows the true, beautiful side of Somalia. I wanted to ask you a quick question because you seem like a very knowledgeable person. As it was 18 May yesterday, do you agree or disagree with Somaliland seeking independence? Are you for it or against it? Sorry for my English. Hope you have a fantastic day. x :) from Anonymous
Wa alaykum assalam. I’m good alhamdullilah. Thank you. It is not up to me to agree or disagree. I do believe in a strong united Somalia. Especially now the int. community is very interested in the region. Let us hope we can come up with a peaceful solution that will benefit us all. To develop the region and let the healing begin. Your English is fine. It’s not my first language as well!
It would be nice if you could start posting photos of southwest Somalia. Thanks. from Anonymous
I will try to do that in the future inshallah.
Would you be up for running an english language somalian news blog with someone? from Anonymous
That sounds very interesting! Yes I could be up for that if I know more about it. Thnx.
Loving the tumblr it inspires me to return to somalia after I finish my degree in urban planning keep a it! from Anonymous
Thank you so much. You are very much needed in the future! Urban planners will help make cities and towns in Somalia more sustainable, safe and economically viable. I respect you and your ambition very much.