Once called the ‘Most Dangerous City in the World,’ Mogadishu is now slowly transitioning to peace.
Images: MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - APRIL 30, 2012: The AMISOM (African Union Mission In Somalia) base at what was previously the luxury Hotel Al-Uruba in Mogadishu. AMISOM are operated by the African Union, with the United Nations’ approval. Their role since March 2007 has been to to train Somali security forces, implement national security, support the transitional government, and create security for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - MAY 2, 2012: A teacher helps students in a recently renovated primary school for displaced children in Mogadishu. It opened in August 2011, and has 300 students; 200 boys and 100 girls.
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - MAY 2, 2012: A vendor prepares fresh catch at the booming fish market in Mogadishu. Fishermen, guarded by AMISOM weapons trained at the port entrance during the night, steer their boats in a particular way, as a code confirming that they are friendly, to bring their catch into port.From the feature Mogadishu’s Transition to Peace, by Susan Schulman.