Life in the shadow of al-Shabaab: 'If I don't call, my mother thinks I'm dead'

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The extremist group’s enduring influence in Mogadishu makes the Somali capital a dangerous place to live and work

Once every other month, journalist Hassan Dahir, 28, leaves his hostel in central Mogadishu under the cover of darkness to visit his mother in Yaqshid district, north-east of the capital.

He will spend the night with her and return to his rented room before dawn.

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