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In the early 13th century, Mogadishu along with other coastal and interior Somali cities in southern Somalia and eastern Ethiopia came under the Ajuran Sultanate control and experienced another Golden Age.
During his travels, Ibn Sa'id al-Maghribi — noted that Mogadishu city had already become the leading Islamic center in the region. He described Mogadishu as "an exceedingly large city" with many rich merchants, which was famous for its high quality fabric that it exported to Egyptamong other places.
He also claimed that the city was a very populous with many wealthy merchantsyet nomad in character.
Barbosa also highlighted the abundance of meat, wheat, barley, horses, and fruit on the coastal markets, which generated enormous wealth for the merchants. They were generally tall with an olive skin complexion, with some being darker. They would wear traditional rich white silk wrapped around their bodies and have Islamic turbans and coastal people would only wear sarongs, and spoke Arabic as a lingua franca.
Their weaponry consisted of traditional Somali weapons such as swordsdaggersspearsbattle axeand bowsalthough they received assistance from its close ally the Ottoman Empire and with the import of firearms such as muskets and cannons.
Most were Muslims, although a few adhered to heathen bedouin tradition; there were also a number of Abyssinian Christians further inland. Mogadishu itself was a wealthy, powerful and well-built city-state, which maintained commercial trade with kingdoms across the world.
The metropolis city was surrounded by walled stone fortifications. They dominated the southern ivory trade, and also held sway over the Jubba and Shebelle valleys in the hinterland.
The Omani Sultans' authority in Mogadishu, however, was largely nominal. Mogadishu under Italian rule Downtown Mogadishu in Arba'a Rukun Mosque to the centre right. Nearby can be seen the Catholic Cathedral and the Arch of Umberto. InItaly made Mogadishu the capital of the newly established Italian Somalia.
The Italians subsequently referred to the city as Mogadiscio. After World War Ithe surrounding territory came under Italian control with some resistance. They also developed some agricultural areas in the south near the capital, such as Janale and the Villaggio duca degli Abruzzi present-day Jowhar.
An asphalted road, the Strada Imperiale, was also constructed and intended to link Mogadishu to Addis Ababa. Somali Republic — [ edit ] Main articles: On 20 July and through a popular referendumthe people of Somalia ratified a new constitutionwhich was first drafted in On 15 Octoberwhile paying a visit to the northern town of Las AnodSomalia's then President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke was assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
Kediye officially held the title of "Father of the Revolution," and Barre shortly afterwards became the head of the SRC. In addition to a nationalization programme of industry and land, the Mogadishu-based new regime's foreign policy placed an emphasis on Somalia's traditional and religious links with the Arab worldeventually joining the Arab League in Somali Civil War By the late s, Barre's regime had become increasingly unpopular.
The authorities became ever more totalitarian, and resistance movementsencouraged by Ethiopia's communist Derg administration, sprang up across the country.
This eventually led in to the outbreak of the civil war, the toppling of Barre's government, and the disbandment of the Somali National Army. Many of the opposition groups subsequently began competing for influence in the power vacuum that followed the ouster of Barre's regime.
United Nations Security Council Resolution was unanimously passed on 3 Decemberwhich approved a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States. Consequently, several gun battles took place in Mogadishu between local gunmen and peacekeepers.
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