The BBC’s Africa correspondent on the danger of being a journalist in Somalia

Andrew Harding, the BBC’s Africa correspondent, on the dangers of working as a journalist in Somalia:

One man recognises me and cameraman Phil Davies from a previous trip we made about seven years ago. He used to be a journalist but not now.

“Too dangerous,” he says with a frown, then mimes the action of a saw, amputating his arm. He lives in an area of the Somali capital controlled by the Islamist militia, al-Shabab. “They lash people there. Every day – for the smallest thing.”

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