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Mogadishu’s fathers turn to the gun — again

Abdi Nur already had a hand gun. But to protect his wife and three children in Mogadishu, he has just had to buy an AK-47. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, prices have just doubled, because everyone else wants one too. The lightning war that drove out an Islamist movement and installed the internationally recognised government in the capital last December has done nothing for the security of ordinary people. “My neighbours have been attacked several times by thugs with machine guns, that is why I bought the AK-47,” said Nur. Full Story

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