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There are no slogans claiming “We Are Mogadishu”

Oct 17th, 2017 9:37 am | By

Mogadishu isn’t getting as much attention as it should.

What usually happens on social media after a terrorist attack? A hashtag circulates beginning with “Pray for…” or “I am…”. Users share images of the carnage, and people express an equal measure of sadness and defiance.

But after deadly attacks on Saturday in Mogadishu, which claimed at least 281 lives, some social media users have been asking where the solidarity for Somalia is, and why there are no trending hashtags like those which have emerged after attacks in the US and Europe.

The usual reason, no doubt – fewer of us have been there, fewer of us know people there or from there, fewer of us have associations with … Read the rest