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From weeds to world-class track for Somalia runner

Beijing: When teenage Somalian sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar competes in the women's 200m in Beijing, her mother and six siblings in Mogadishu plan to find a neighbor with a television so they can watch her.

Somali envoy eyes Olympic to bring change

Beijing: The delegation from war-torn Somalia held their flag-raising ceremony in the Olympic Village here on Thursday, hoping that Games can bring peace and harmony to their country.

Somali athlete set eye on Beijing Olympics

Somalia: Samiyo Yusuf, a young woman in her early 20s, is training strenuously for the coming Beijing Olympics and has high hopes that she will bring success back to her home country, Somalia, as she is the only female athlete representing the war-torn nation.

Somalia face Kenya Friday in U-20 football

Kenya, Apr 17: Kenya under-20 coach Leonard Saleh named his 18-member squad to travel to Djibouti Thursday for a first leg, preliminary round Africa Youth Championship qualifier against Somalia Friday.