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.

    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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