The Mayor of Mogadishu
A day in the life of the new Somali-British mayor of Mogadishu Mohamed Nur. The Mayor of Mogadishu was broadcast on Radio 4's Crossing Continents on Thursday, 15 November 2012.
Meet the Mayor of Mogadishu
BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding interviews the mayor of Mogadishu, Mohamed Nur.
The mayor of Mogadishu's security detail
The Mayor of Mogadishu Mohamed Nur is heavily protected due to persistent death threats.
The mayor meets a local businessman in Mogadishu
Although he cannot walk the streets for long due to the threat of attack.
The mayor surveys a building he hopes to turn into a shopping mall
As always he is tightly surrounded by armed guards.
Children at play
Children play in the ruins of the Italian Cathedral in central Mogadishu.
A refugee camp in the ruins of the old Italian Cathdral in central Mogadishu
Many Somalis are still not able to find homes, despite the fast pace of rebuilding.
Children play on Mogadishu's sandy beach
Something that hasn't been seen for a long time in a country at war for over 20 years.
The mayor prays with Somali soldiers at a disputed checkpoint
The army commander admits some of his men have connections with Islamic militants.
The mayor is coming
Excited school girls watch the mayor's convoy arrive from the balcony of their school.
The mayor, an orphan himself, visits an orphanage for girls in Mogadishu
The mayor tells the children not to be swayed by extremists and to support a new Somalia.
Getting down to business
The mayor chairs a meeting at Mogadishu's new Chamber of Commerce