For 32 years, Somalia has been considered a failed state. Between global warming, famine, piracy along its coastline, attacks by the islamist terrorist group Al-Chabab or even the multiple human rights violations by the government forces, Somalia provides a picture of generalised anarchy. This disorder is, to a certain point, paradoxical. In contrast to other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Somalia is one of the rare states to have a strong ethnic, linguistic and religious homogeneity. How can you rebuild on or despite this paradox? Dialog with Ilwad Elman, who emigrated to Canada and then returned to Somalia following the assassination of his father, to lead the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center, an NGO promoting the consolidation of peace.

16 March 2023
2:40 pm

Théâtre Forum Meyrin

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