Monthly Archives: August 2012

Touring the Resilient Bakara Market with a Former Shabab

I went on a tour of Bakara Market in Mogadishu recently with a former Shabab member who I knew since his early teens. Let us call him Ali. I last visited the market in mid-2011 when it was still held … Continue reading

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The Shabab Committing Petty Crimes?

Today I came across an article claiming that the Shabab is resorting to petty crimes, robbing people, carjacking, and randomly shooting at travelers in Bay/Bakol regions, the group’s support base. The truth is none of these stories seem plausible for … Continue reading

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