June 30, 2012 ·8 Comments
MOGADISHU — With security in Mogadishu improving since the ouster of al Shabaab last year by African Union troops, residents are reclaiming the lives they lost. All across the bullet-ridden city, people are taking steps to return to normalcy after years of chaos. It was only few months ago when much of the world’s community regarded Mogadishu as the most dangerous city in the world, today the city is slowly rediscovering its earlier title — The pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Residents here say they have long forgotten the sweet taste of peace, freedom and liberty. This is an spiritual experience for many of the city’s 2 million people.
This week we discovered that to many locals nothing tastes sweeter than the taste and smell of fresh mango and the salty waters of Lido beach — a symbol of the city’s tropical and resilient image.
Somalia has no had a functioning government for more than two decades.
See Lido beach for yourself below and don’t forget to share your own story. Have you reclaimed your life since the ouster of al Shabaab? How does freedom taste like?
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