Kassim Mohamed

Somali pirates in Hobyo, north of Mogadishu. (EPA)

A journalist in the hands of Somali pirates

Shadows of emerging skyscrapers in a neighborhood in Nairobi come alive as the sun glides down the western horizon. I am walking down one of the deserted streets in the city’s Eastleigh shantytown. Lately, Eastleigh has become a contradiction of sorts. While the roads remain as torn as ever and clean drinking water and other…

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