Top 10 Mogadishu Historic Sites

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Mogadishu Historic Sites: Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Mogadishu, users recommend paying a visit to Mogadishu Lighthouse, in the City Center - Shangani area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.

The rise of Mogadishu

Think of Somalia and the country’s rich history is bound to come to mind. Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, is located in the horn of Africa and bordering the Red Sea. The official language is Somali although Arabic, Italian, and English are all spoken there. Mogadishu’s 2020 population is 2,425.

Mogadishu under Italian rule, in the first half of the 20th century. Mogadishu was under direct Italian control from 1885 until February 1941, but formal control was only officially ended with the recognition of the independence of Ethiopia in the1947 Treaty of Peace with Italyfollowing the end ofWorld War II.

Prior to the civil war, Mogadishu was known as the White pearl of the Indian Ocean, after civil war, the Battle of Mogadishu "Day of the Rangers"'), also known as the Black Hawk Down, Oct 3, 1993 – Oct 4, 1993.

Lufthansa Flight 181 was a Boeing 737-230C jetliner (reg. D-ABCE) named theLandshutthat was hijacked on the afternoon of 13 October 1977 by four members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who called themselves Commando Martyr Halima.

The objective of the hijacking was to secure the release of imprisoned Red Army Factionleaders in German prisons. In the early hours of 18 October, just after midnight, the aircraft was stormed by the West German counter-terrorism group GSG 9 in Mogadishu, Somalia, with 90 passengers rescued. The rescue operation was codenamed Feuerzauber (German term for "Fire Spell"). The hijacking is considered to be part of the German Autumn.

The Somali Civil War is an ongoing civil war taking place in Somalia. It grew out of resistance to the military juntaled by Siad Barre during the 1980s. By 1988–1990, the Somali Armed Forces began engaging various armed rebel groups, including the Somali Salvation Democratic Front in the northeast, the Somali National Movement in the northwest, and the United Somali Congress in the south.

The clan-based armed opposition groups eventually managed to overthrow the Barre government in 1991.

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Top 10 Mogadishu Historic Sites..

1. Syl

2. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3. National Theatre Mogadishu

4. Sayidka

5. Hawo Tako

6. Italian Lighthouse

7. Mogadishu Cathedral

8. Dhagaxtuur

9. National Museum of Somalia

10. Al Mnara Tower

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My name is Mustafa Mmj, I love to travel. My biggest passion is traveling the world and experiencing new adventures and cultures. I live for it. I was born in Mogadishu and  live in Munich, but most years I manage to get three months off from my job to travel the world and write about what I see, hear, feel and do.

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