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Kismayo

port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia

408km

-0.3542.55

Somalia

Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl) is on the Horn of Africa and is shaped like the number seven. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the north-west, and Kenya on its south-west. This is a country with a troubled past. Civil war, military coups, border disputes and warlordism have been the general course of events here since government collapsed in 1991. Things improved in 2012 when the Al-Shabaab jihadist group was driven out of the cities and a permanent (rather than transitional) central government was formed for the first time since 1991.

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Mogadishu Cathedral

Built during the colonial years of Italian Somaliland, the cathedral has barely survived the decades of civil war. It was badly damaged during fighting in the 1990s, then severely bombed by Islamists in 2008. Some stone walls and arches remain as testament to the old building. The new Somali Government has mentioned the possibility of rebuilding the cathedral as a sign of religious harmony.

571m

2.03573645.341614

Arba'a Rukun Mosque

Owing to the city's Islamic heritage, one of few things the city's various warlords can agree on, this 1269 mosque has been luckier than the neighbouring cathedral, and is one of very few buildings in the historic center which is not a ruin. It's said to have been built by a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.

1.1km

2.0336111145.33583333

Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

A security guard is absolutely required. Located inside the Bakara Market. There are plans to collect the ruins in a safe area so that people can easily see it without protection.

2.4km

2.052545.32472222

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Mogadishu

Somalia
Mogadishu is the capital and most popular city in Somalia, a home to the Somali National University and many other historical places.

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Jan

30.2°C23
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Feb

30.2°C23.4
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Mar

30.9°C24.9
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Apr

32.2°C25.6
Precipitation: 61 mm

May

31.2°C24.9
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Jun

29.6°C23.7
Precipitation: 82 mm

Jul

28.6°C23.1
Precipitation: 64 mm

Aug

28.6°C23
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Sep

29.4°C23.4
Precipitation: 25 mm

Oct

30.2°C24.3
Precipitation: 32 mm

Nov

30.6°C24.2
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Dec

30.8°C23.5
Precipitation: 9 mm
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