Wednesday, February 13, 2008

'No country deserves to go the Somalia way'

Monitor Online "The sun rises from the east in Mogadishu without failure just like any other place but that is where the similarities end. In Mogadishu, people usually wake up overwhelmed by tension.

17 years of civil war have forced the 2million residents of this city, once called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, to master survival tactics. People hardly go to bed without listening to the mid-night news bulletins from the dozen or so FM Radios. The mornings conversely, may pack surprises, but the people know what to do. They switch on their radio news as early as 6a.m. in order to know what the day portends."