The link between unemployment and terrorism

This talk was presented at an official TED conference For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make …

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Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Peace

INTERVIEW By Rohita Javangula Somalia’s reputation as a failed state often overshadows the country’s potential, but Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Mohamed Ali, a former Somali refugee, represents a new generation of entrepreneurs working to rewrite the country’s story. After fleeing during Somalia’s conflict, Ali chose to devote his life to fighting for immigrant …

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