Mogadishu: A story of chaos and redemption

Tarzan's vision of Mogadishu. PHOTO | JOHN FOX | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • When Mogadishu was torn apart after the fall of President Siad Barre, Tarzan found engineering work in Saudi Arabia.
  • Tarzan was born of a poor nomadic family across the border in Ethiopia.
  • It was his vision of a rebuilt Mogadishu — an elegant city of white spires beside a blue ocean.

“If there’s an emergency at night,” Casper said, “don’t go looking for a bunker — your room is a bunker.”

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