A character filled face in Eastleigh, Nairobi- Kenya

A character filled face in Eastleigh, Nairobi- Kenya

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

This thread is inspired by the many silly and unnecessary East African generalizations observed often.

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.

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

Date: August 2013 Time: Location: Mogadishu, Somalia Operator: Ethiopian Air Force AC Type: Antonov

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…

Women adorned in Somali flags celebrate Somalia's Independence Day at Konis stadium in Mogadishu on July 1. Today's celebrations mark 53 years since the Southern regions of Somalia gained independence from Italy and joined with the Northern region of Somaliland to create Somalia. AU UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.

Women adorned in Somali flags celebrate Somalia's Independence Day at Konis stadium in Mogadishu on July 1. Today's celebrations mark 53 years since the Southern regions of Somalia gained independence from Italy and joined with the Northern region of Somaliland to create Somalia. AU UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.

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

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 school girl watches a football game being played outside her classroom during break at the school run by the Hawa Abdi Centre. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

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