Petrol stations open in Somalia after years

Violence ravaging Horn of Africa country had oil companies not wanting to risk opening up shop there for 20 years.

    Petrol stations in Somalia have opened for the first time in more than 20 years. The violence that has ravaged the Horn of African country for decades meant that oil companies did not want to take the risk of opening up shop there.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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