I have just been to Mogadishu. I spent a few days there, and managed to visit many parts of the city including the airport area, Kilometre Four, Hamarweyne, Hodan, Medina, Abdi Aziz, Bondhere and other places. I went deep inside Bakara market to a former Al Shabaab headquarters. I also travelled down the coast south of Mogadishu to the beautiful Jazira Beach and a nearby fishing village.
I will be writing a number of blog posts about what I saw and heard, complete with pictures. You can see some of the photos via this link:
I did a piece for the for the BBC about my overall impressions of Mogadishu. You can listen to the radio piece via this link:
Below is the script for the piece. I have added some of photos I took in Mogadishu.