TEDxMogadishu in the News

“The short talks by artists and intellectuals at events known as TEDx have been held 7,500 times in more than 150 countries, but there may not be an event more challenging or dangerous as the TEDx talk being held in Mogadishu this Saturday.

Then again, there may be no city in the world that needs its smartest and strongest voices heard as much as Somalia’s capital, which is clawing its way forward to move beyond its bombs-and-bullets past.”
– Associated Press

“TEDxMogadishu offered proof that the war-weary capital is on the path to recovery and even normalcy.”
– Daily Nation


One man’s mission to unearth Africa’s lost treasure trove of music – Quartz

Social media drives innovation among Somali youth – CGTN Africa

Somali teen’s venture in rare field attracts support of international firm – Daily Nation

Meet Samira Mohamed Abdiraham, Somalia’s first ever cheese-maker – BBC World Service

This Is Not A Joke: TEDxMogadishu Is Back – Okay Africa

2014: not such a bad year after all – Guardian

Mogadishu TEDx Challenged by Security Theats – New York Times (via AP)

Somalia celebrates that ultimate symbol of recovery: the return of TEDx – Guardian

Somali capital hosts TEDx talks – Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Showcasing rising talent in battle-scarred city, Mogadishu hosts TEDx – Washington Post

BBC Outlook (Audio MP3) – BBC

A gathering of ideas in Mogadishu – Africa Review

A Conversation With Nate Mook, 2013 TEDxMogadishu Co-organizer – Sahan Journal

Home Sweet Home: Changing Times Bring Somali Diaspora Back – Think Africa Press

TEDx opportunity to stimulate dialogue in Africa – CNBC Africa / TechBusters

Mogadishu’s latest attack should not be the only story told about Somalia – Africa Report

Violence waning, Mogadishu experiences building boom – UPI

Luxury dining on Mogadishu beachfront signals continued evolution toward peace in Somalia – Associated Press on TEDxMogadishu Speaker Ahmed Jama

TEDx stages Mogadishu conference to celebrate city’s ‘rebirth’ – The Guardian

TEDxMogadishu report: A rebirth of hope – TED Blog

BBC World Service

BBC Focus on Africa

With conference in Mogadishu, TEDx is officially everywhere – Christian Science Monitor

In Somalia, TEDxMogadishu conference aims to shift the focus to capital’s rebirth – Toronto Star

War-torn Somalia Stages TEDx – Agence France-Presse (AFP)

TEDxMogadishu and its spiritual predecessor, Elman the Electrician – Daily Maverick

TEDx Mogadishu: kamelenmelk en onderwijs – Dutch Broadcasting Service

Mogadishu: East Africa’s newest business destination? – How We Made it in Africa

TEDx Live from Mogadishu – Somaliland Press

A symbolic step towards a ‘normal’ Mogadishu – Global Post

An impromptu conference aimed at reforming a war-torn nation – Cool Hunting

TEDxMogadishu and the Symbolic Rebirth of a Torn Society – Patheos