Al-shabaab halts reconstruction of Mogadishu Stadium

Universal TV reports that Al-shabaab ordered the company contracted to rebuild Mogadishu Stadium to stop the renovation tasks.

Al-shabaab reportedly phoned builders and technicians one by one to warn them of going to the stadium for work. Universal TV reports there are talks underway between Al-shabaab and the company.

Mogadishu businesses complied with the order of Al-shabaab not to use CCTV for their businesses. Al-shabaab taxes Mogadishu businesses and offers dispute resolution services outside Mogadishu.

Mogadishu Stadium was a base for AMISOM before reconstruction had begun.