Ahmed Jama Chef, Somalia

Bringing Back Peace & Life to Mogadishu

In this presentation from the third MAD Symposium, chef Ahmed Jama describes how he left London in 2008 to return to his war-torn homeland of Somalia. He went back to open The Village, a restaurant for the community. Since making the move, Jama has been able to open five businesses.

He’s achieved all of this despite seemingly insurmountable challenges: last September, terrorists targeted The Village, setting off bombs that killed 14 people. And just a few days ago, on 7 September 2013, a militant group bombed the restaurant, leaving at least 15 dead and 20 more wounded.

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