Britain’s Mo Farah clinched an Olympic long distance double here Saturday, storming to a pulsating victory in the 5,000m just one week after his triumph in the 10,000m.
1. A focused and self-conscious athlete
Members of the Isaaq clan met and greeted the leader of the United Somali Congress (USC), General Mohamed Farah Aideed (Aidid), in the Somali capital in 1992.
Camels are used in the tourism industry in Egypt, such as this one in Giza photographed last year. Photo: Carolyn Cole/ Los Angeles Times
MOGADISHU — Thirteen presidential hopefuls have announced that they have formed a coalition as the battle for battle-weary Somalia’s top seat hots up.
Somalis are excellent at bringing down one another. However, the success of one Somali entity should not necessarily mean the painful humiliation of other Somali entities.
SYDNEY — Australia’s performance at the London Olympics, its worst result in 20 years, has cost taxpayers $10.6 million for each medal won.
Mo Farah’s eldest brother Faisal and his mother Amran will walk four miles to the nearest village with electricity to watch the final of 5,000m. Photograph: Ali Jama Mohamed/Guardian
NAIROBI — War-torn Somalia is setting up a stock market to raise cash for fledging businesses, as the Horn of Africa nation seeks to rebuild from over two decades of conflict, offi