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The 2013 “Human Development Report” highlighted the rise of the global south, including the projected growth for several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia are thought of as the global south. The rise of economies in sub-Saharan Africa will impact more than gross domestic product (GDP), which is a summary of all economic activity in a country. Growth redefines power relations and geopolitical influence. Growth enables societies to have access to food, clean water, knowledge, and a safe environment. However, this story of growth and progress is not shared by all. The Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia, continues to languish. Suffering from over two decades of clan-based conflicts, drought-inflicted famines, weak governance structures, and internal displacement, an estimated 73 ...

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