[QODLink]
Africa
Five years later: Mogadishu little changed
Five years after channel's launch, Al Jazeera returns to Somali capital and finds people still living in fear.
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 14:13

When Al Jazeera English first reported from Mogadishu in November 2006, the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) was in control of the capital and most parts of southern Somalia.

A month later, Ethiopian troops backed by the US invaded the country, removing the ICU, and replacing it with the Transitional Federal Government.

In 2009, the al-Shabaab armed group rose from the ashes of the ICU to eventually control much of the capital and other parts of the country.

In August, al-Shabab said it was withdrawing its fighters from Mogadishu, in what it described as a tactical move.

Nazanine Moshiri revisited Mogadishu five years after Al Jazeera’s launch and found that the situation in the famine-ridden country is little changed.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.