Kenya: Little Mogadishu 16 images Created 20 May 2011
The kenyan capital of Nairobi has long been a destination for somali refugees fleeing the fighting betwen African Union troops (AU) and Al-Shabab fighters. Most of the refugees end up living in a suburb of Nairobi by the name of Eastleigh. Today Eastleigh is known as little Mogadishu, and is the core of the khat exports in Nairobi. Rumors say that Al-Shabab recruits from islamic schools and mosques in the suburb, and that ransom money from piracy along the coast of Somalia is invested here. Photo: Christopher Olssøn.