Soon after dawn Bashir Bilal sat outside on his usual plastic jerry can surrounded by young girls and boys chanting Quran verses. Each child clutched a worn plank of wood instead of an exercise book, writing on it in Arabic script with ink made from charcoal and water.
On a good day, Salat Ahmed and his pregnant wife Sadiyo make two dollars (1.80 euro) selling kilogramme bundles of khat, a leafy green herb that is mildly narcotic when chewed.
After 14-year-old Fatima was raped by a tuk-tuk driver, she was arrested, detained for a month and raped repeatedly by a police officer, according to the child and her aunt.
Somalia's capital is not all doom and gloom, as revealed by these images of madrassa students, football players and everyday street scenes.
The Olympic Games bring tales of glory and setbacks. Inspiring ones abound, but few match up to the one of an underdog, Samia Yusuf Omar, who lost the race but won the hearts of many.
Somali-American author Yasmeen Maxamuud talks about media representations of African women, diaspora experiences, and Islam the way she knows it.
The shooting, with gunmen spraying her car with bullets before escaping, is the latest in a string of attacks targeting government officials.
"They asked women and children to stand aside and the men to get down, and asked if they knew how to pray."
"The tragedy is the largest single loss of life of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden this year."
United Nations agencies could soon be forced to halt vital aid in Somalia despite warning signs the country could slide back into a food crisis.
Somalia is the worst country on Earth to be a mother, according to a report published by Save the Children.
These schools and education programmes from all the over the world vary but they all aim to serve children and youth from less privileged communities.