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JORGE MAQUIEIRA on December 19, 2008

como piloto me agrada ver este aerpuerto pero da mucha tristeza saber que en ese pais se vive con un promedio de vida de 48 años y la mortalidad infantil es altisima Breguemos por una Somalia recuperandose y apoyada por el mundo capitalista

Jorge Daniel Maquieira Piloto comercial 5145

rustam62 on January 26, 2009

Good, Sterling! I am afraid now that the Islamists are taking over Mog again the airport will into some disuse... Probably, you saw it in its fines hour.

ABEYNA on March 5, 2009

rustam62 good man but how do you still live in mog with all these staff of,intrim gov,islamist,ethiopia,pretts,fuctions,war lord you name it?

rustam62 on March 5, 2009

Abeyna, to tell you the truth I was in Mog on a rather short 6 week mission in the beginning of 2007. Since then I didn't go there.

ABEYNA on July 9, 2009

Rustam62,you are right i was in mog back 1992 to 1993 working for N.G.O first and later with UNISOM.the airport look the same to me for i have photo of the airport.though yours look more beutifull.

wownow on September 19, 2009

Mogadisho AKA Xamar Adde was on of greatest cities in Africa, peaceful, metropolitan, multi religion, lots of beautiful beaches. But all of that was lost in matter of few months after the cold war dumped in Somalia heavy weapons, civil strive begun, former USSR dismantled, Warsaw Pact destroyed, new world order has began, Berlin wall fall, Nelson Mandel released, Apartheid in South Africa collapsed, former dictator of Somalia for 21yrs lost power, Tribe mentality began, warlord-sim fallowed, chaos and anarchy set in, UN Som Task arrived in Mogadisho, spend Billions of dollars apparently them self, saved thousands of lives in the city of Baidao dubbed " City Of Death", George Bush Senior visited there for PR, Clinton come in to power, black hawk down show down happened, 18 Elite Delta forces lost their lives, so as thousand plus Somalis that day, Hastily withdraw US forces, so followed 32 other nations forces who come to help, left to solve their differences, still can't find solution, brain washed young generation who is being trained by Al Qeada show their presence in Mogadisho, Talibanisim infection has received Mogadisho and we're still looking for the cure.

All that short spam of history had happen in late 89 to early 1990's and Somalia has become Lost Paradise. Good Pic. rustom62 and others who shared, I was born and raised there, left in 86, come back on visit 2006, shocked how it was destroyed, but at least previous government of TFG has started renewing MOG airport, Central Bank, Presidential Residence, Sea Ports, few things here and there and then collapsed. TFG2 come in to power, bloodshed still continuous, Islamisist clerks killing each other, claiming each other they're the ones close to God, and there Goes again Mogadisho while The World Citizens are still watching and UN Sec Con. is pre-occupied IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN and IRAN. Who Cares Tiny African Nation.......!

Sterling on September 23, 2009

Changed my Flickr account. Here is the new link to my photo at the Mogadishu airport, 1992.

Sadly, I have fond memories of several Somali people during my experience here. I took as many MatchBox toys as I could carry and gave them to young boys. Their faces lit up, like all little boys around the world do, when presented with a gift. Regardless of religion, color, politics -- I wish all kids could grow up in a free society to make their own choices in life and not have a religion (or even a denomination) rammed-down their throats.

I met a 30 year old Somali woman in a refugee camp in Kenya when I was working as a journalist there. She spoke the most wonderful English, had a Masters Degree, was polite and dignified. When I think of the tragic situation in Somalia, I think of the thousands and thousands of people just like her and most certainly of the young children who are losing a precious part of their lives to extreme elements like the Taliban.

I can't even begin to imagine having a bright and gifted daughter (like the woman I met) and living in a society where she was not allowed an education, only to be surpressed and subordinate to a husband and told to stay home, have children and make meals, do the laundry.

So many tragic stories in Somalia and it is such a beautiful place, especially the area around Mogadishu.

dream_on on August 15, 2011

Рустам, спасибо за фото!

С уважением!

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Photo taken in Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ), Mogadishu, Somalia

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 20, 2007
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    by rustam62
    • Camera: SONY DSC-F828
    • Taken on 2007/01/16 16:35:26
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 7.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash