Portrait of a 59-year-old woman with cataracts in her eyes, at a medical centre of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu.

Portrait of a 59-year-old woman with cataracts in her eyes, at a medical centre of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu.

AU seeks new approach to stabilise Somalia: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is seeking new strategies to help bring peace and…

AU seeks new approach to stabilise Somalia: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is seeking new strategies to help bring peace and…

SRCC Mahamet Saleh Anadif holds a meeting with women from various components of AMISOM to discuss various challenges facing the women on February 8 in Mogadishu, Somalia. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

SRCC Mahamet Saleh Anadif holds a meeting with women from various components of AMISOM to discuss various challenges facing the women on February 8 in Mogadishu, Somalia. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

One consequence of Somalia's two decades of civil war has been low rates of literacy across the country. In order to overcome this hurdle, many shops now paint the products they sell onto their walls in order to make it easier for anyone to see what is inside. The result is thousands of brightly coloured shops across Mogadishu and evidence of the city's burgeoning economy. AU-UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.

One consequence of Somalia's two decades of civil war has been low rates of literacy across the country. In order to overcome this hurdle, many shops now paint the products they sell onto their walls in order to make it easier for anyone to see what is inside. The result is thousands of brightly coloured shops across Mogadishu and evidence of the city's burgeoning economy. AU-UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.

A Somali girl reads from the board during English class at a school run by the Abdi Hawa Center in the Afgoye coridor. Dr. Hawa, an internationally recognized humanitarian, established the Hawa Abdi Center in 1983, and has catered for tens of thousands over the years displaced by civil war in Somalia. The center now contains an IDP camp, a school, and a hospital. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

A Somali girl reads from the board during English class at a school run by the Abdi Hawa Center in the Afgoye coridor. Dr. Hawa, an internationally recognized humanitarian, established the Hawa Abdi Center in 1983, and has catered for tens of thousands over the years displaced by civil war in Somalia. The center now contains an IDP camp, a school, and a hospital. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

A character filled face in Eastleigh, Nairobi- Kenya

A character filled face in Eastleigh, Nairobi- Kenya

Tobin Jones - Little Mogadishu. Nice photo story on the Somali community in Nairobi.

Tobin Jones - Little Mogadishu. Nice photo story on the Somali community in Nairobi.

A Somali man stands next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the districts animal market, thousands of goats are now brought each morning, where they are sold on to later be slaughtered for their meat.  Photo courtesy of AU UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES Follow us on twitter @DiscoverSomalia

A Somali man stands next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the districts animal market, thousands of goats are now brought each morning, where they are sold on to later be slaughtered for their meat. Photo courtesy of AU UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES Follow us on twitter @DiscoverSomalia

FIGHTING FLAMES: A firefighter attempted to extinguish a fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday. An Ethiopian military aircraft crashed upon landing at Mogadishu airport, killing four crew members. (Tobin Jones/Associated Press)

Photos of the Day: Aug. 9

FIGHTING FLAMES: A firefighter attempted to extinguish a fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday. An Ethiopian military aircraft crashed upon landing at Mogadishu airport, killing four crew members. (Tobin Jones/Associated Press)

Women officers of the Somali national police are shown during a ceremony to inaugurate their training programme, conducted by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)’s Police Training and Development Unit with funding from the Italian Government. They are among 160 officers participating in the two-week course, held at the General Kaahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu. 15 October 2012. Mogadishu, Somalia    UN Photo/Tobin Jones…

Women officers of the Somali national police are shown during a ceremony to inaugurate their training programme, conducted by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)’s Police Training and Development Unit with funding from the Italian Government. They are among 160 officers participating in the two-week course, held at the General Kaahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu. 15 October 2012. Mogadishu, Somalia UN Photo/Tobin Jones…

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