Violence in Somalia discourages foreign aid workers

Posted on May 26, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Conflicts, Expatriates Attacked, Terrorism

Yahoo News reports that a spate of attacks by Islamic insurgents in Somalia’s capital is forcing investors, businessmen and aid workers to have second thoughts about expanding operations in Mogadishu. African Union and Somali troops pushed al-Shabab insurgents out of the capital in August 2011, fostering a relatively secure peace that Mogadishu hasn’t seen in years. Somalis living overseas are returning, bringing new foreign investment capital with them. The last 18 months have been Mogadishu’s best in years, say residents. But a recent spate of attacks is threatening those gains. Read article

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