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Mogadishu the fastest growing city in Africa in terms of population and development.

Post by Khysion » 25 Dec 2017, 21:54

Before the civil war, Mogadishu was the richest city in Africa and was considered the most beautiful city in the Indian Ocean due to its rich history and architectures.

Fastest growing city in Africa by Demographia’s ranking is Mogadishu in Somalia, with a population of 2.5 million, growing at 6.9%. Mogadishu’s growth is driven by its improving security situation and economic prospects after decades of civil war – many Somalis have returned from abroad to establish new businesses and jobs. Mogadishu business is rapidly increasing and new types of jobs have been established.

Somali government continues to lead the efforts in rebuilding Somalia. There are new roads, new pavements, residential homes, schools, hospitals, hotels and banks. They have also built an airport, seaport and business companies - all a sign that Somalis are optimistic about the future.

“There has been so much progress in Mogadishu since I returned six months ago," he said. "Businesses are propping up; the population of people in the city has sharply increased. The return of the Diaspora community has also transformed the city."

Look at Mogadishu 2017 and how it improved so well.

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Re: Mogadishu the fastest growing city in Africa in terms of population and development.

Post by Bwendimu » 25 Dec 2017, 21:58

Mogadishu is historically rich and beautifully advanced.
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Re: Mogadishu the fastest growing city in Africa in terms of population and development.

Post by Khysion » 26 Dec 2017, 00:59

Bwendimu: Indeed Mogadishu is historically very rich.

"During the antiquity times: According to the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, maritime trade connected Somalis in the Mogadishu area (known to the Romans and Greeks as Sarapion) with other communities along the Indian Ocean coast as early as the 1st century CE. The ancient trading power of Sarapion has been postulated to be the predecessor of Mogadishu. Probably Sarapion was located south of actual Mogadishu, in an area where have been found Roman coins."

"In the medieval times. Mogadishu Sultanate was established in the early 10th century. Mogadishu Sultanate (fl. 10th-13th centuries) was a medieval trading Somali empire centred in southern Somalia. It rose as one of the preeminent powers in East Africa during the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries, before being annexed by the Ajuran Sultanate at the 13th century and served as the capital of Ajuran Sultanate. The Mogadishu Sultanate maintained a vast trading network, dominated the regional gold trade, minted its own currency, and left an extensive architectural legacy in present-day southern Somalia. It was also an ally of the northern Somali's from Ifat Sultanate."

"During his travels, Ibn Sa'id al-Maghribi (1213–1286) noted that the city had already become the leading Islamic centre in the continent. He also noted that Mogadishu itself was a wealthy, powerful and well-built city-state, which maintained commercial trade with the sultanates of Aden and Cambay, among other kingdoms. It was surrounded by walled stone fortifications."

"During the 10th century, Mogadishu established its own Mogadishu currency for its medieval trading empire in the Indian Ocean. It centralized its commercial hegemony by minting coins to facilitate regional trade. The currency bore the names of the 23 successive Sultans of Mogadishu. The oldest pieces date back to 1023 and on the front bear the name of Abu Bakr ibn Muhamaad, the then Sultan of Mogadishu. On the back of the coins, the names of the four Caliphs of the Rashidun Caliphate are inscribed. Other coins were also minted in the style of the extant Fatimid and the Rum currencies. Mogadishan coins were in widespread circulation. Pieces have been found as far away as the modern United Arab Emirates, where a coin bearing the name of a 12th-century Somali Sultan Ali b. Yusuf of Mogadishu was excavated. Bronze pieces belonging to the Sultans of Mogadishu have also been found at Belid near Salalah in Dhofar. The coins continued to be minted until the early 13th century the Ajuuran Empire utilized the Mogadishan currency originally minted by the Sultanate of Mogadishu, which later became incorporated into the Ajuran currency."

Image of Mogadishu Sultanate.

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"During the 13th century when Mogadishu Sultanate expanded into a powerful kingdom called Ajuuran Empire which covered the entire southern Somalia and western tip of the Somali region, Ethiopia. Mogadishu served as its capital and during the Ajuuran Empire time, Mogadishu was the richest city in the Indian ocean and traded as for as China where Somalis were the first Africans to trade with East Asia to Southeast Asia and establish embassies across the Indian ocean."

"When Ibn Battuta arrived in 1331, Mogadishu stood at the zenith of its prosperity. He described it as "an exceedingly large city" with many rich merchants, noted for its high-quality fabric that was exported to other countries, including Egypt. Ibn Battuta added that the city was ruled by a Somali Sultan, Abu Bakr ibn Sayx 'Umar, who was originally from Berbera in northern Somalia and spoke both Somali (referred to by Battuta as Mogadishan, the Benadir dialect of Somali) and Arabic with equal fluency. The Sultan also had a retinue of wazirs (ministers), legal experts, commanders, royal eunuchs, and assorted hangers-on at his beck and call."

"In the Middle Ages, Mogadishu along with other coastal Somali cities in the Ajuuran period was extremely wealthy and had flourishing ports. Vasco Da Gama, who passed by Mogadishu the capital of Ajuuran Empire in the 15th century, noted that it was a large city with houses of four or five storeys high and big palaces in its centre and many mosques with cylindrical minarets and big universities where the people of Mogadishu were extremely educated. In the 16th century, Duarte Barbosa noted that many ships from the Kingdom of Cambaya sailed to Mogadishu with cloths and spices for which they in return received gold, wax and ivory. Barbaso also highlighted the abundance of meat, wheat, barley, horses, and fruit on the coastal markets, which generated enormous wealth for the merchants. Mogadishu, the centre of a thriving weaving industry known as toob benadir (specialized for the markets in Egypt and Syria) Trading across the Arabian and Persian Sea enabled major ports like Mogadishu to prosper during the later Middle Ages. Ross E. Dunn describes Mogadishu and other East African Muslim settlements as "a kind of medieval America, a fertile, well-watered land of economic opportunity and a place of salvation from drought, famine, overpopulation, and war at home."

"Ajuuran Empire was the richest and most advanced kingdom in Africa and one of the most pre-eminent powers in the Indian ocean and established many colonies from southern Arabia, Swahili coast, Madagascar, Mozambique and many islands such as Maldives, Seychelles and Socotra islands. The Somali viceroys headquarters was in Mogadishu which intensively governed its colonies."

Mogadishu the capital of Ajuuran Empire in the medieval times.

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"After the collapse of Ajuuran Empire in the late 17th century, the Hiraab Sultanate which was the successor state of Ajuuran Empire took over Mogadishu and made it into its own capital. After the Hiraab Sultanate times, Mogadishu continued flourishing and ensured its superiority over the region."

Mogadishu during Hiraab Sultanate time.

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And now it serves as the capital of Somalia while Zeila historically was the capital for northern Somalis and even ancient times, but somehow this magnificent city is the real capital for Somalis.
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Re: Mogadishu the fastest growing city in Africa in terms of population and development.

Post by Bwendimu » 26 Dec 2017, 03:13

Khysion, Interesting history. Thanks, I learned alot! :mrgreen:

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Post by Khysion » 26 Dec 2017, 04:11

Yaballo: I hate to delete your thread because it was the biggest lie I've ever seen. How could you on Somali history like that? Have you not studied Ajuuran Empire? Ajuuran Empire covered the entire Southern Somalia and western section of the Somali region, Ethiopia and were known for dominating the Indian Ocean trade and it was considered as a powerful and advanced Somali empire and one of the best civilizations in Africa and Mogadishu was its capital. Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajuran_Sultanate

Firstly everything I stated was historically documented in Wikipedia, references, documents and museums. It's historically recognized worldwide and I simply quoted these and plus this is basic Somali history. Plus, these were mentioned by medieval scholars/travellers who visited Ajuuran Empire and its cities.

Ok, Somalis are not only nomads but some are urban dwellers, farmers and coastal people. Like my family belong to the farming clan in Dire Dawa. Plus, the Somali nomads alone don't only herd Camels, they also herd large numbers of cattle, sheep and goats which is bigger than the Somali population alone.

But before I start debunking your made up ignorant lying claims. I'm going to show you a man called Leo Africanus was a Berber who was a scholar and a traveller during the 16th century and he has some interesting historical quotes about the Somali's in the medieval times as he visited Mogadishu the capital of Ajuuran Empire and Zeila the capital of Adal Empire.

"According to the 16th-century explorer, Leo Africanus indicates that the native inhabitants of the Mogadishu the capital of Ajuran Sultanate polity were of the same origins as the denizens of the northern people of Zeila the capital of Adal Sultanate. They were generally tall with an olive skin complexion, with some being darker and spoke Somali. They would wear traditional rich white silk wrapped around their bodies and have Islamic turbans and coastal people would only wear sarongs, and used their traditional writing script as their lingua franca. Their weaponry consisted of traditional Somali weapons such as swords, daggers, spears, battle axe, and bows, although they received assistance from its close ally the Ottoman Empire and with the import of firearms such as muskets and cannons. Most were Muslims, although a few adhered to heathen bedouin tradition; there were also a number of Abyssinian Christians further inland. Mogadishu itself was a wealthy, powerful and well-built city-state, which maintained commercial trade with kingdoms across EuroAsia, among other global kingdoms. It was surrounded by walled stone fortifications."


Now I'm going to debunk all your lies about southern Somali history.

Bantus are not native to central Africa, let alone east or southern Africa which originally belongs to southern Cushites and Khoisans until Bantu expansion. Study Bantu expansion dumbass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantu_expansion

Bantus were slaves during the Ajuuran empire time. The Somalis would make them farm in harsh times or become cleaners or maids in Ajuuran cities or be sold to Arabs or Persian. Study slavery in Somalia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Somalia They never lived or own anything in Southern Somalia but were simply enslaved by Somalis and they were brought by Somali slave traders from southeast Africa during the medieval times.

Look at the slavery map and you'll see two major medieval Somali empires called Ajuuran Empire and Adal Sultanate both contributing slave trade the most and made alot of money from it.

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Arabs or Persians had nothing to do with southern Somalia history. N*gga some were refugees or some were economic migrants who settled in the coastal provinces, mainly in Mogadishu for a search for better life and the Somali elites allowed them to settle due to religious ties. However, they had a strict immigration policy and only allowed a small number of them.

Study the Muslim migration period to Ajuuran kingdom.

"The late 15th and 17th centuries saw the arrival of Muslim families from Arabia, Persia, India and Spain to the Ajuran Sultanate, the majority of whom settled in the coastal provinces. Some migrated because of the instability in their respective regions, as was the case with the Hadhrami families from Yemen and the Muslims from Spain fleeing the Inquisition. Others came to conduct business or for religious purposes. Due to their strong tradition in religious learning, the new Muslim communities also enjoyed high status among the Somali ruling elite and commoners."

Study the Muslim migration period in Ajuuran Empire time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajuran_Sultanate

Also, Gallas wasn't even natives to Bale mountains which historically belong to Somalis and they established a civilization there called Bale Sultanate until Galla expansion after the kingdom got weakened. Proof: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =815203053

Jubba and Shebelle was not only settled by Somalis during the anquity times but these valleys alone are Somali names including Bale which means "Source of Valleys" and the Jubba and Shabelle rivers have been settled by Somalis from farming backgrounds such as Ajuuran, Rahanweyn and some Hawiye sub-clans and now Darood settled there.

Ajuuran Empire ruled Jubba and Shabelle valleys and established urban areas and farming areas and were the first Africans to be a hydraulic Empire.

"In the 13th century CE, the Ajuran Empire was the only hydraulic empire in Africa. As a hydraulic empire, the Ajuran monopolized the water resources of the Shebelle and Jubba rivers. Through hydraulic engineering, it also constructed many of the limestone wells and cisterns of the state that are still operative and in use today. The rulers developed new systems for agriculture and taxation, which continued to be used in parts of the Horn of Africa as late as the 19th century."


Gallas originally from northern Kenya modern day lake of Turkana. In fact, Gallas tried to expand into the two major rivers of Ajuuran Empire until Ajuuran Empire kicked their @ss and I'm going to quote a historical fact.

"In the mid-16th century, the Oromo Nation began expanding from its homeland around Lake Abaya in southern Ethiopia towards the southern Somali coast at the time when the Ajuran was at the height of its power. The Garen rulers conducted several military expeditions known as the Galla Madow wars against the Oromo warriors, converting those that were captured to Islam. The Ajuran military supremacy forced the Oromo conquerors to reverse their migrations towards the Abyssinian Christian Solomonids and the Somali Muslim Adalites, devastating the two warring empires in the process."

If you want to know all the quotes I'm getting from. Just read Ajuuran Empire page dummy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajuran_Sultanate

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Re: Mogadishu the fastest growing city in Africa in terms of population and development.

Post by Khysion » 26 Dec 2017, 12:22

Bwendimu: Mogadishu is not the only fastest growing city in terms of development and population in Africa, but also the second in the whole world. Proof: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015 ... mey-xiamen

It's only a matter of time before Somalia unites and becomes very peaceful than Mogadishu shall re-claim its superiority over the Indian Ocean like Somali traders/naval fighters from the medieval times always did dominated the ocean.

Just look how Mogadishu is rapidly improving with amazing residential homes which are cheap beautiful and outstanding mansions. 8)

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