Working tour at Somalia’s oasis of peace

The courtyard at Magadishu’s Peace Hotel. PHOTO| JAN FOX

What you need to know:

  • Despite the heavy security, we were through immigration in minutes, thanks to the help of Hassan, our hotel’s transport manager. We were staying at the Peace Hotel — what Time

    magazine once referred to as “the best hotel in hell”.

"Don’t worry, we’re not under attack; it’s just an assassination”. As a senior government official’s car exploded a few blocks away from where we were having our meeting, our Somali


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