Mogadishu, Somalia – After more than two decades of bloody civil war that has left tens of thousands of people dead, the guns are slowly falling silent and life is gradually returning to normal in the Somali capital.
Somalis who fled abroad to escape the war are flocking back to the seaside city, bringing with them much-needed investment capital.
Mogadishu, a city of more than one million inhabitants, is getting a facelift. New buildings are replacing the bullet scared crumbling war relics. New roads are replacing the old pot-holed ones.
And for the first time in more than 20 years, petrol stations have opened in the city to fill the empty tanks of the increasing road traffic.
Business at these new stations is booming. But not everyone is happy with them.