Somalia I Against My Brother

Struggling for power, rival clans turn life in Mogadishu into a slow death

Anarchy has a thousand faces in Somalia. The men with the guns call it liberation, but it is freedom without responsibility, humanity, compassion, future or hope. Freedom to kill and the right to die. Freedom to liberate the weak from all they possess, wives from their husbands, children from their parents; freedom to liberate anyone from the burden of life in a power struggle that is destroying the last vestiges of society and human dignity.

Duale Noor Sabrie was sitting in his house in Mogadishu when the shell hit. Three of his brothers and his oldest son were killed. "The place...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!