new opportunities in private business, lines of conflict are
being drawn between rival spaghetti entrepreneurs.
from the Italian colonial era, pasta remains a popular commodity
throughout Somalia and importers of Italian spaghetti have
succeeded in doing a lively business throughout the last decade
of war and anarchy.
these importers are facing tough competition from local manufacturers.
Two pasta factories have recently opened in Mogadishu, Deutsche
Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported on Monday.
a noodle factory in the city's Huriwah district, can produce
more than 7.5 mt per day - although an administrator told
the agency that the production lines are sometimes shut down
as supply still exceeds demand.
factory, producing spaghetti under the local brand-name of
Deeqa is giving the previously popular Italian Paganni brand
a hard time, DPA reported.
factory was opened with investment from the huge Somali telecommunications