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Making Mogadishu Safe: Localisation, Policing and Sustainable Security

Tailoring approaches to local conditions has been an important aspect of community security in Mogadishu.

How does one manage everyday security in fragile, strategically significant, post-conflict cities? In this Whitehall Paper, Alice Hills looks at security in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia and one of the most notoriously insecure cities in the world. Based on an analysis of the city’s neighbourhood watch schemes set up in some districts of Mogadishu, the Paper provides a detailed view of how the city’s inhabitants try to manage street-level security threats. Hills

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