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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.

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Al Jazeera
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