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Mogadishu Sultanate's footprint on Sofala, Mozambique!

The First Settlers           Sofala is a coastal region in Mozambique that was once an important trading center. The region was first settled by Somali merchants in the 10th century, and it later became a major center for the trade of gold and other commodities. The name Sofala is thought to come from the Somali word "Sofal", which means "go and cultivate". Sofala was also a major center for the spread of Islam in the region. Sofala was also home to a number of important Islamic scholars and theologians, including the 11th-century jurist al-Shatibi.           The Mogadishu Sultanate was the main power in the region of Sofala during the 12th and 13th centuries. The sultanate controlled the trade routes between Sofala and the interior of Africa, and it also had a strong military presence in the region. The sultanate's influence on Sofala can be seen in the city's architecture, which is heavily influenced by Islamic styles. The Kilwa Takeover           The Kilw

How Can Somalia Benefit from the Blue Economy?

What is a blue economy?      The blue economy is, the economic activity that takes place within and around the oceans, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs. Somalia has a long coastline and a rich marine environment, which makes it well-positioned to benefit from the blue economy. It includes activities such as fishing, shipping, tourism, offshore energy development and marine research.      Somalia has a long coastline, rich marine environment and a large exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The country's waters are home to a variety of fish species, as well as coral reefs and other marine life. This means that Somalia has a lot of potential to benefit from the blue economy. These resources could be used to develop a sustainable blue economy that benefits all Somalis.       Some of the ways Somalia can benefit from the blue economy include: Fishing and aquaculture:  Somalia has a large and untapped fishing industry. The country could