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TEDx: Rebirth of Mogadishu

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Watch the TEDxMogadishu live video stream and see the event as it happens.

May 17, 2012
Mogadishu, Somalia

TEDxMogadishu Theme: Rebirth
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.

TEDxMogadishu celebrates the power of ideas to positively change the world; we aim to build community by bringing together like-minded people who believe in this mission.

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxMogadishu, live speakers will spark deep discussion and connection.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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I posted this in another thread. But yeah, it looks very interesting. It's actually on Thursday! I wonder who will be speaking at this event.
Here is another video from CNN regarding the rebirth of Mogadishu.
My bad Xusein didn't see it.
Don't be sorry, Nina. I like your idea of creating a thread for this special news. These way I won't miss to watch it. Thanks a lot. And thanks to you too Xusein. ;)
TEDxMogadishu-click here to see the speakers of today's event:
Where can you watch the individual speeches? I missed it and the live stream is currently only showing people who are partying, lol.
Where can you watch the individual speeches? I missed it and the live stream is currently only showing people who are partying, lol.
LMAO, Somalis will use any excuse to have a party. :lol:
TEDx Mogadishu and the Symbolic Rebirth of a Torn Society

The theme of this year’s TEDxMogadishu meeting is “rebirth”, which epitomizes the idea of a nation coming to life again after years of bloody conflicts and human suffering. What I found most amazing in TEDxMogadishu is the visible participation of Somali women in the campaign to bring normalcy to their country.

TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) was born in the US in 1984. Its annual conference attracts some of the “smartest, richest and most talented people on Earth.” Speakers have included Bill Clinton, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Jane Goodall and Al Gore. Tickets can cost thousands of dollars. The main conference allows one-off gatherings elsewhere under the TEDx label, with other examples in Africa including TEDxSoweto in South Africa’s biggest township.
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