We should talk to al-Shabaab now – we owe it to the Mogadishu bomb victims | Hussein Sheikh-Ali

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Despite the horror of that attack a year ago, I’ve talked to this group, and I know that dialogue is the only way to deliver peace

Today is the one-year anniversary of one of the darkest days in Somalia’s history. On 14 October, al-Shabaab suicide bombers drove a truck full of explosives into a crowded junction in the nation’s capital, Mogadishu. They killed approximately 600 people. Around 100 of those were children. The bomb scene was so large it resembled a canyon. For days, it was a crater of horror and tragedy.

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