R350.00 – R18,000.00
October 22nd 2011 – Mogadishu, Somalia. 2 Somali ladies sitting in the back of a truck with an open container flee the frontline at Daynille with all their possessions. There had been heavy fighting the last few days between Burundian AMISOM forces and Al-Shabaab in an attempt to drive out Al-Shabaab from their last remaining strongholds in the city. In March 2007, the African Union sanctioned an 8000-strong force (currently 9000) made up mainly of Ugandan and Burundian troops to prop up the weak Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) against the threat of the Islamic extrimist group, Al-Shabaab. From a tiny area around Aden Ade International Airport in Mogadishu, AMISOM forces have slowly pushed Al-Shabaab back and now control most of the capital city.