Fire Department resumes operations in Somali capital

from UN Radio
Published on 21 Feb 2013 View Original


As another sign of the return of normalcy in Somalia, the fire department in the country's capital, Mogadishu, is resuming operations for the first time since 1991.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which helped government forces retake the city from the Al-Shabaab Islamist extremists, is assisting in training fire-fighters in the Horn of Africa country.

When the extremists controlled the city, they neglected basic services such as fire-fighting, healthcare and sanitation.

Derrick Mbatha reports

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