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The Somalia Investment Summit 2017: Somalia is open  for business!

The Somalia Investment Summit 2017: Somalia is open for business!

The Somalia Investment Summit 2017: Somalia is open for business!The Somali Economic Forum (SEF) held the 4th Somalia Investment Summit 2017 on Saturday 29th April at the Sheraton Hotel in…

08 May 2017

Why invest in Somalia?

Why invest in Somalia?

The Somali Economic Forum is hosting its; 4th Somalia Investment Summit (SIS) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 27th November 2016. The Summit will see over 250 leaders from…

22 August 2016

Soma Oil and Gas Delivers the Exploration Programme data to Federal Government of Somalia

Soma Oil and Gas Delivers the Exploration Programme data to Federal Government of Somalia

SEF London - On the 9th December 2015, Soma Oil and Gas (Soma), the UK-registered oil and gas exploration company with operations in Somalia, announced that today, as per the terms…

10 December 2015

The Somali Stock Exchange trades its first shares

The Somali Stock Exchange trades its first shares

SEF London - The inaugural Somali Stock Exchange (SSE) began selling its first shares in 1st Sep 2015 at the exchange's headquarters in Garowe, Somalia. The Somali Stock Exchange was founded by the…

11 September 2015

SEF participates at the DLA Piper Africa Economic & Political Prospects Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

SEF participates at the DLA Piper Africa Economic & Political Prospects Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

SEF London - The Somali Economic Forum's Chairman Hassan M. Dudde recently participated in the DLA Piper Africa – Economic & Political Prospects Forum at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates…

14 June 2015

Barwaqo Bank signs landmark agreement with MoneyTrans, Europe’s largest money transfer company.

Barwaqo Bank signs landmark agreement with MoneyTrans, Europe’s largest money transfer company.

SEF London - This landmark agreement between Barwaqo Microfinance Bank and the multinational MoneyTrans is the first of its kind and represents a paradigm shift in the money remittances scene.Barwaqo Bank…

23 March 2015

 Barwaqo Bank aims to boost Somalia’s Agribusiness sector

Barwaqo Bank aims to boost Somalia’s Agribusiness sector

SEF London - Somalia's newest Microfinance Bank; Barwaqo Bank has recently joined a partnership with International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) and BidNetwork through Somali Agrifood. This is an exciting initiative to…

04 August 2014

Africa rising? The World Economic Forum and the African growth story

Africa rising? The World Economic Forum and the African growth story

Recently on May 7th 2014 the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa was concluded in the capital of Nigeria, Abuja and the theme of this major summit was “Forging inclusive…

16 May 2014

Somali urged to create a legal framework for investment

Somali urged to create a legal framework for investment

Somalian business leaders urged its government to create a clear firm legal framework that will drive investment into the country.Somalia’s government reassured the business community that efforts were being done…

15 April 2014

Somalia Seeks to Rebuild Economy, Promote Peace at UAE Summit

Somalia Seeks to Rebuild Economy, Promote Peace at UAE Summit

DUBAI — Somali officials say a stronger economy is vital to prolonged peace. This week, they traveled to the United Arab Emirates with the hope of attracting foreign investment to the…

06 April 2014

African remittances higher than ever!

African remittances higher than ever!

SEF London - The Somali Economic Forum (SEF) recently participated in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and The World Bank Group Summits on Remittances as part of the African…

30 March 2014

Safeguarding Somalia’s Mobile Money Transfers

Safeguarding Somalia’s Mobile Money Transfers

SEF London - Currently, the remittances lifeline, which is essential for survival to some 41 percent of Somalia's population, is threatened by the potential cutoff of access by Somali money…

18 February 2014

Defeating Piracy A Regional Economic Victory

Defeating Piracy A Regional Economic Victory

SEF London - The anti-piracy patrol off the coast of Somalia has had an impact. While last year, 30 percent of pirate attacks resulted in a captured ship, so far…

06 February 2014

“We Are Open For Business”  says Puntland’s newly elected President

“We Are Open For Business” says Puntland’s newly elected President

SEF London - Puntland recently elected Dr Abdiweli Ali Gaas to become the fourth president of Puntland since its inception in 1998. Puntland is located in the North East of…

02 February 2014

IMF, Donors Helping Somalia Rebuild Self-Sustaining Economy

IMF, Donors Helping Somalia Rebuild Self-Sustaining Economy

SEF London - In a bid to help Somalia regain its economic glory, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been in the forefront in evaluating the situation and the possible…

31 January 2014

On the Money Trail - From Washington to Jakarta

On the Money Trail - From Washington to Jakarta

WASHINGTON - Fifteen countries currently at war against an external enemy or internal insurrection have an average ranking on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index of 150 (the CPI ranks 175 countries).…

17 January 2014

Puntland Elects Former PM Abdiwali A. Gas as President

Puntland Elects Former PM Abdiwali A. Gas as President

SEF London - Former Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was elected president of the semi-autonomous Puntland region in a vote by lawmakers, narrowly defeating the incumbent who conceded defeat.Ali…

08 January 2014

The Threat of Piracy on Somalia’s Economy

The Threat of Piracy on Somalia’s Economy

SEF London - The threat of Somali piracy has attracted international concern and has led to global, regional and local responses in counter-piracy operations offshore and military land-based anti-piracy operations.…

21 December 2013

Somali president names economist as PM

Somali president names economist as PM

Mogadishu Somalia’s president named economist Abdiweli Shaikh Ahmad as his new prime minister on Thursday, ending weeks of political paralysis as the country strives to secure fragile security gains against…

13 December 2013

A snapshot of Somalia’s staggering economy

A snapshot of Somalia’s staggering economy

Untapped and underexplored natural resources in the region of 100 billion barrels of oil.SEF London -The Managing Director of the Somali Economic Forum, Hassan M. Dudde was recently interviewed on…

09 December 2013

Somali remittances granted reprieve

Somali remittances granted reprieve

Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction preventing Barclays from cutting its banking services.The injunction means customers will be able to transfer money through Dahabshiil for the foreseeable…

05 November 2013

Africa’s Reverse Brain Drain

Africa’s Reverse Brain Drain

One thing that is certain in life is change, this reality can be witnessed when observing Africa and its staggering growth. In the last few years there has been a…

20 September 2013

COMMUNIQUÉ  A NEW DEAL FOR SOMALIA, BRUSSELS, 16 SEPTEMBER 2013

COMMUNIQUÉ A NEW DEAL FOR SOMALIA, BRUSSELS, 16 SEPTEMBER 2013

COMMUNIQUÉA NEW DEAL FOR SOMALIA, BRUSSELS CONFERENCE, 16 SEPTEMBER 20131. Today a landmark Conference on A New Deal for Somalia was held in Brussels, co-hosted by the Somali Federal Government…

18 September 2013

Milestone talks to set Somalia on Recovery

Milestone talks to set Somalia on Recovery

The EU hosts a “milestone” international conference on Somalia on Monday aimed at underpinning economic and political recovery after two decades of bloody civil war.Some 50 high-level delegations from Africa,…

16 September 2013

Barclays in Somalia: Don’t blame the company, blame the regulators

Barclays in Somalia: Don’t blame the company, blame the regulators

FT -This is Africa, 19 Aug 2013. Barclays decision to pull out of the remittance business in Somalia reflects regulatory trends, not the bank’s own whims. Those rules need to be…

19 August 2013

Is Somalia open for business?

Is Somalia open for business?

Hassan M. Dudde discusses the shift taking place in the country with an emphasis on business,economics and investment.The BBC Business Edition combines the main business stories of the day with…

07 May 2013

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