A short multimedia piece about mental health in Somalia.
Solomon rests on the steps of a mosque in the old city of Sana’a, after a night of sweeping up other people’s rubbish. Each sweeper, or team of sweepers, is assigned a certain area of the city to sweep. Each night it is their responsibility to make sure they clean their area of all rubbish and dust.
A Ugandan soldier peers over the top of an armored vehicle in order to try and get to a mounted weapon shortly after an advancing convoy is ambushed along the Afgoye-Baidoa Corridor. Too weak to fight in head-to-head combat anymore, Al Shabab has turned mainly to asymmetric warfare when battling the African Union.
A priest in the Nairobi slum of Kibera listens to a man who believes he has been possessed by a demon and has come to church to try and have it removed. While most priests in Kibera preach on Sundays, many turn to more unconventional healing methods during weekdays in order to earn a little extra income.