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Building a New Somalia: The Diaspora Experience

There is great hope and optimism in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for those residents who lived through years of war.   In a gallery at the Center for Research and Dialogue in Mogadishu, Somali artist Adan Farah Affey stands in front of one of his paintings. It is called “Empty Suit” and depicts a business suit without a body that he says represents politicians from the diaspora.   “The first politicians that came to the country… the ones who got into politics, not business, were ...

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