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The most dangerous city in the world

by Valentin Sazhin - 3 years, 9 months ago

Mogadishu remains the most dangerous city in the world. It is unimaginable to wander freely around it. Any foreigner may be a target any minute. Therefore, the armed escort is must and it is very costly. At least the active phase of the war is over and it is possible to visit the city. But terrorism remains a big threat and scores of people are killed in Mogadishu every day. Our hosts whisked us around the city with a truckload of armed guards following our car. Guards stopped any traffic and secured the perimeter in case we were out of the car. In two days we saw all major places of the city, though the Bakaara market area could be seen only from the car due to its complete insecurity. Of course, the many buildings are ruined, but restoration works already started and some Somali expats return home.


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