STORIES: Somalia: The girls of Mogadishu are heading back to the beach: gum_ragazze_008

Africa, Somalia, Benaadir region. Mogadishu. 15/09/2017. The Banadir gym in Abdiaziz District. In this gym, people practice boxing, judo, weights and athletics. The present of the Somali capital. Behind it, a civil war lasting 25 years; ahead of it, a future of rebirth. Mogadishu is at a crossroads. On the one hand, the persistence of a surreptitious conflict based on a new, asymmetrical strategy of terror with Al-Shabaab, yet on the other, a desire for a return to normal life on the part of the Somali people, who are timidly seeking to carve out a role for themselves.

Africa, Somalia, Benaadir region. Mogadishu. 15/09/2017. The Banadir gym in Abdiaziz District. In this gym, people practice boxing, judo, weights and athletics. The present of the Somali capital. Behind it, a civil war lasting 25 years; ahead of it, a future of rebirth. Mogadishu is at a crossroads. On the one hand, the persistence of a surreptitious conflict based on a new, asymmetrical strategy of terror with Al-Shabaab, yet on the other, a desire for a return to normal life on the part of the Somali people, who are timidly seeking to carve out a role for themselves.