Posts tagged: Somalia

What the World Cup could mean for Africa

The World Cup will not just showcase South Africa, it also has the potential to reshape many people’s view of the continent as a whole. Most news stories that come out of Africa are negative: wars and humanitarian crises, despots and rebel leaders. From Darfur to Zimbabwe and Somalia to Guinea, when Africa makes the [...]

Wednesday April 28th, 2010 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Death in Somalia

Ali Abdi Mahmoud, one of the best young players in Somalia, has been shot and killed. According to his coach, Salah Farah, Ali was attacked by three masked men as he walked home after a training session earlier this month. Ali was 16 and a leading member of Somalia’s under-17 team. He is not the [...]

Thursday February 18th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »