Last updated: 13 april, 2010 - 15:14 GMT

Somalia music ban

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Take a few seconds and imagine no music on your local FM station. That is currently the situation in Somalia's capital Mogadishu where radio stations have complied with the wishes of the radical islamic group Hizbul Islam.

First they banned the public viewing of films and videos, then watching football and now the group has placed a fresh ban on music.

Well, the Somali insurgents of the Hisbul Islam group say that the playing of songs is un-Islamic and it appears that the radio stations have had no choice but comply or risk punishment.

Mohammed Olad Hassan reports from Mogadishu.

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