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Somalia economy hampered by insecurity
Even in government-controlled areas, many traders are too scared to start businesses.
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2011 11:18

Years of conflict and the recent famine have taken a heavy toll on Somalia's economy.

The revival of the country's once busy markets could give some hope for people there.

But, as Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Mogadishu, even in government-controlled areas, many traders are too scared to start businesses.

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