Gaalka'yo, the capital city of Mudug region, has served as a beacon of peace and stability for the past six years after successfully overcoming numerous war-related obstacles that repeatedly sprang up during and after the civil war.
Driving through Mogadishu, one is always on a hight alert. If it's not a check point manned by unforgiving soldiers, abusive in both vocal and physical, one is forced to dodge the thousand tuk-tuks that seem to tickle the vehicles around them.
This week in Somali politics has been rife with complexity. Key events include President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre's meetings to advance the constitutional review process.
Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre has assured the National Consultative Proposals, aimed to change the governance system from parliamentary to presidential, will be subjected to Lower House voting.