John Conroy


Film Clips: Unreported World: The Master Chef of Mogadishu

Ahmed Jama, a British Somali chef, has returned to his birthplace to make a unique contribution to the peace process. He has opened a chain of restaurants that invite Somalis to defy Al-Shabab death threats and the shadow of 21 years of war to enjoy the simple pleasure of sharing a meal in public. After two bloody suicide attacks on his restaurants kill 20 people, the choice presented to Ahmed Jama and his customers is one that confronts all Somalia, which today finds itself at the crossroads of peace or a return to war.