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An Anthropological Talk by Ali Mohamed Ali

Piracy in Somalia, as seen by a Somali Chinese

Friday 17 October 2014, 7:00pm
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 100 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

For two decades Somalia has been a classic example of a failed state; a country where state institutions were non-existent. Thus the country has become a no man's land. In this talk, I will examine the root causes of Somali piracy, and why, without a strong central government in Somalia many Somalis believe that piracy is a necessary evil. I will also discuss my own situation, as a Somali who is now a Chinese citizen. How does my homeland appear to me now, and where do I belong?

Ali Mohamed Ali (穆雅利) is a Somali-born Chinese Citizen and Hong-Kong-based entrepreneur engaged in logistics between South China and Africa. Ali is also the only government-registered Somali interpreter in Hong Kong. He has a passion for anthropology.

       
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