Considered the most lawless and dangerous city on the planet, Mogadishu has had years and decades of civil war. The government controls a very small part of the city, probably a few blocks. Modern pirates have their base here and it is not surprising to see a driver negotiating through traffic while carrying a machine gun. Mogadishu has been described as a land without any laws. It would remind you of the last level of a very difficult combat video game. If you are planning to visit this place you had better buy a number of bullet proof vests.