Mogadishu

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Mogadishu (, also ; Muqdisho ; مقديشو ; Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia.wikipedia
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Somalia

SomaliFederal Republic of SomaliaSOM
Mogadishu (, also ; Muqdisho ; مقديشو ; Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia.
The same month, the Federal Government of Somalia was formed and a period of reconstruction began in Mogadishu.

Mayor of Mogadishu

Abdirahman Omar Osman has been the Mayor of Mogadishu since January 2018.
The Mayor of the Mogadishu is head of the executive branch of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Islamic Courts Union

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After the ousting of the Siad Barre regime in 1991 and the ensuing Somali Civil War, various militias fought for control of the city, later to be replaced by the Islamic Courts Union in the mid-2000s.
Until the end of 2006, they controlled most of southern Somalia and the vast majority of its population, including most major cities such as Jowhar, Kismayo, Beledweyne, and the capital Mogadishu.

Federal Parliament of Somalia

Federal ParliamentSomali National Assemblyparliament
It is the seat of the Federal Government of Somalia established in August 2012, with the Somalia Federal Parliament serving as the government's legislative branch.
Formed in August 2012, it is based in the capital Mogadishu and is bicameral, consisting of an Upper House (Senate) and a Lower House (House of the People).

Villa Somalia

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Villa Somalia is the official residential palace and principal workplace of the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
Villa Somalia (Madaxtooyada Soomaaliya, فيلا الصومال) is a building in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

List of cities in Somalia by population

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Mogadishu (, also ; Muqdisho ; مقديشو ; Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia.

Transitional federal government, Republic of Somalia

Transitional Federal GovernmentTFGTFG coalition
The ICU thereafter splintered into more radical groups, notably al-Shabaab, which fought the Transitional Federal Government (2004–2012) and its African Union Mission to Somalia allies.
By August 2011, the government and its AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) allies managed to secure control over all of Mogadishu.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Mohamed Abdullahi FarmajoFarmaajoMohamed (Farmajo)
Villa Somalia is the official residential palace and principal workplace of the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
Mohamed was born in Mogadishu, to a Marehan family.His father was well known in Waberi District as Formaggio, Italian word for Cheese Nicknamed Farmajo, (Farmaajo) from formaggio, the Italian word for cheese, his family hails from Mudug region in the central part of the country.

Somali National University

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The Somali National University (SNU) was established in the 1950s, and professors from the university later founded the non-governmental Mogadishu University (MU).
Somali National University (SNU) (Jaamacadda Ummadda Soomaaliyeed, الجامعة الوطنية الصومالية) is a national university in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Aden Adde International Airport

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Mogadishu International Airport, the capital's main airport, is the hub of the national carrier Somali Airlines.
Aden Adde International Airport (Garoonka Caalamiga Ee Aadan Cadde, مطار آدم عدي الدولي), formerly known as Mogadishu International Airport, is an international airport serving Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Mogadishu Cathedral

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Mogadishu Cathedral was built in 1928 by the colonial authorities in Italian Somalia in a Norman Gothic style, and served as the traditional seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogadiscio.
Mogadishu Cathedral (Cattedrale di Mogadiscio) is a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral located in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Somali Civil War

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After the ousting of the Siad Barre regime in 1991 and the ensuing Somali Civil War, various militias fought for control of the city, later to be replaced by the Islamic Courts Union in the mid-2000s.
In May 1986, Mohamed Siad Barre suffered serious injuries in a car crash near Mogadishu, when the car that was transporting him smashed into the back of a bus during a heavy rainstorm.

Port of Mogadishu

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Additionally, the Port of Mogadishu serves as a major national seaport and is the largest harbour in Somalia.
The Port of Mogadishu, also known as the Mogadishu International Port, is the official seaport of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

National Museum of Somalia

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The National Museum of Somalia is based in Mogadishu and holds many culturally important artefacts.
The National Museum of Somalia (Matxafka Qarankais, متحف وطني للصومال, Museo Nazionale della Somalia) is a national museum in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Mosque of Islamic Solidarity

The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity in Mogadishu is the largest masjid in the Horn region.
The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity (Masaajidka Isbaheysiga, جامع التضامن الإسلامى) is a mosque located in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Mogadishu Stadium

Mogadiscio Stadium
Mogadishu Stadium was constructed in 1978 during the Siad Barre administration, with the assistance of Chinese engineers.
Mogadishu Stadium is a stadium in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Mogadishu University

University of Mogadishu
The Somali National University (SNU) was established in the 1950s, and professors from the university later founded the non-governmental Mogadishu University (MU).
Mogadishu University (جامعة مقديشو, Jaamacadda Muqdisho) is an accredited non-governmental university in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Horn of Africa

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The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity in Mogadishu is the largest masjid in the Horn region.
With the migration of Muslim families from the Islamic world to the Horn in the early centuries of Islam, and the peaceful conversion of the local population by Muslim scholars in the following centuries, the ancient city-states eventually transformed into Islamic Mogadishu, Berbera, Zeila, Barawa and Merka, which were part of the Barbara civilization.

Somali Airlines

Mogadishu International Airport, the capital's main airport, is the hub of the national carrier Somali Airlines.
According to Somali Airlines' Director at the time, Abdulahi Shireh, the carrier was established primarily to more effectively connect the capital Mogadishu to other regions in the nation.

Siad Barre

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After the ousting of the Siad Barre regime in 1991 and the ensuing Somali Civil War, various militias fought for control of the city, later to be replaced by the Islamic Courts Union in the mid-2000s. Mogadishu Stadium was constructed in 1978 during the Siad Barre administration, with the assistance of Chinese engineers.
Barre's parents died when he was ten years old, and after receiving his primary education in the town of Luuq in southern Italian Somalia he moved to the capital Mogadishu to pursue his secondary education.

First Somali Bank

In May 2012, the First Somali Bank was established in the capital, which organized Mogadishu's first ever Technology, Entertainment, Design (TEDx) conference.
The First Somali Bank (FSB) is a bank headquartered in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Benadir University

University of Benadir
Benadir University (BU) was established in 2002 with the intention of training doctors.
Benadir University (BU) (Jaamacadda Banadir, جامعـــة بنـــادر), also known as the University of Benadir, is a private university located in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Arba'a Rukun Mosque

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Arba'a Rukun Mosque is one of the oldest Islamic places of worship in the capital, built circa AH 667 (1268–69 CE).
The Arba'a Rukun Mosque, also known as Arba Rucun, is a mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Ajuran Sultanate

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During its medieval Golden Age, Mogadishu was ruled by the Muzaffar dynasty, and later by the Ajuran Sultanate.
The urban centers of Merca, Mogadishu, Barawa, and their respective ports became profitable trade outlets for commodities originating from the interior of the State.

Presidential palace

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Villa Somalia is the official residential palace and principal workplace of the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.