African force brings an armed peace to the Black Hawk city

The Times of London
Mogadishu, Somalia

Amisom soldier

A Ugandan Amisom soldier keeps watch on the northeastern edge of Mogadishu (Times photographer, Nichole Sobecki)

Shoppers in the Somali capital stroll in a market past stalls selling mangos and melons and camel-milk tea.

But just a few blocks away from this tranquil scene near Bakara market, hidden among thorn trees and cactuses, lie the shattered remains of a Black Hawk helicopter shot down in October 1993 by militia fighters.

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