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.

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    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


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