Crossing Continents - The Mayor of Mogadishu
Andrew Harding meets the Somali/British mayor trying to clean up his city, Mogadishu. Can the former student from London tackle the impact of mass corruption and violence?
Andrew Harding meets the Mayor with the job of running Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Can the man nicknamed "Tarzan" tackle mass corruption and the physical and psychological impact of years of brutal warfare?
Andrew joins Mohamed Ahmed Noor who, by request of the president, has returned with his wife and family from a life in London to try and clean up Mogadishu.
The mayor discusses his ambitious vision for a city, much of which currently lies in ruins. He proudly shows off the new Mogadishu Mall and talks about the constant risk of attack by the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab - and narrowly escapes death by a car bomb along the way.
Producers: Kate Forbes and Daniel Tetlow.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Mon, 19 Nov 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11:00AM Thu, 15 Nov 2012
- Duration 28 minutes