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Mogadishu residents rebuild after violence
Traders and families have begun moving back to the Somali capital in an effort to rebuild their lives.
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2011 21:18

Years of violence have left their mark on the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

But a recent offensive by African Union troops and soldiers from Somalia's Transitional Federal Government has forced most of the al-Shabaab rebel fighters out of the city, creating some space for much needed economic development.

Traders and families have begun moving back to rebuild lives deeply affected by al-Shabaab's siege on the city.

Peter Greste reports from Mogadishu's Bakhara Market.

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Al Jazeera
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