Meanwhile, In Mogadishu


War zone golden rule # 1: If at all possible remove your helmet when speaking to a child who has no helmet.

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore during a visit to Somalia today to see the fruits of Irish aid in one of the poorest and insecure countries in the world. The Wil-Wal school (third pic) is one of six being rehabilitated with Irish funding after being destroyed during fighting in 2010. More than 800 disadvantaged children are now attending the school.

UN Corrupts Somali Political Transition (Al-Jazeera)

(DFA/Photocall Ireland)