RUSI JournalVolume 161Issue 6members only

Making Mogadishu Safe

Community-focused counterterrorism could be a valuable measure in the struggle to improve Mogadishu’s security.

The UK’s multi-agency approach to making Mogadishu safe involves multiple defence and development projects, few of which improve street-level security. For this to happen, the UK must support Somali-led initiatives that collect community intelligence while expressing the value residents place on social capital and information. Alice Hills uses a neighbourhood watch scheme in Waberi District to explore the relationship between counterterrorism and community safety and what it

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