There was enormous heroism, valor, and tragedy in Mogadishu.
This multisided power struggle is taking place against a backdrop of major political changes in Mogadishu as well.
That will be hard for the militant thugs to spin on the sandy streets of Mogadishu.
On her family farm a few miles outside of the city of Mogadishu, Dr. Hawa Abdi runs a camp for 90,000 people fleeing war.
This is highly unusual in the war culture of Mogadishu, where survival of the fittest means profit however you can.
When news of the smuggled skulls broke over the wires early last November a Tweeter from Mogadishu replied: Shhh keep it quiet!
DR. HAWA ABDI FOUNDER, DR. HAWA ABDI FOUNDATION; AUTHOR, KEEPING HOPE ALIVE Dr. Hawa Abdi Diblaawe was born in Mogadishu.
Still on the run more than six months later, he is believed to be in hiding near Mogadishu.
But as soon as they were up “on point,” Mogadishu and its nightmares vanished from my mind altogether.
Cases are starting to decline, especially in the area around Mogadishu where the outbreak began.
city in Somalia, from Arabic mukaddas "holy."
country named for the indigenous Somali people, whose name (attested in English by 1814) is of unknown origin.
Note: Britain, France, and Italy established protectorates in the area in the late 1880s. Somalia gained independence in 1960.
Note: Civil war and famine have recently ravaged the country. In 1992, the United States embarked on a humanitarian intervention designed to ensure delivery of food supplies to the population. After American troops were drawn into a conflict between local warlords and suffered casualties, the United States withdrew from Somalia in 1994. The country currently lacks any central government.