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British Somalis' 'journey home'

A growing number of British Somalis are making the decision to move back to Somalia as peace spreads throughout the country.

There are no firm figures, but its thought to be in the hundreds, on a recent visit to London the Somali president called on those living here, the largest Somali community in Europe, to help rebuild the country - he even called on Olympic hero Mo Farah to do so.

Britain regards Somalia as a success in the war against Islamist militants and has led international efforts to secure the peace.

The Today programme's reporter Zubeida Malik heard from those in the British Somali community who are deciding whether to move back to Mogadishu.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 2 March 2013.

  • 02 Mar 2013
  • From the section Africa