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In Somalia, W.Cup is risk filled, As millions of revelling football-mad supporters the world over gather around TV screens on Friday for the kick-off of Africa’s biggest party, watching the World Cup in Somalia’s capital is a clandestine, life-threatening activity.


world_cup_2010_logo1 MOGADISHU (Somalia) – IN MOGADISHU, there’s no such thing as a boisterous boys’ night of football and drinks. As millions of revelling football-mad

 

Supporters the world over gather around TV screens on Friday for the kick-off of Africa’s biggest party, watching the World Cup in Somalia’s capital is

 

A clandestine, life-threatening activity. the Shebab movement, an Al-Qaeda-inspired insurgent movement that controls most of the Country, has banned

 

Cinemas, DVDs and, many would say, any form of entertainment, including playing and watching football. The World Cup is an Historic event but in Somalia

 

Very few people will get to see it because of the restrictions imposed by the Islamists,’ said Abdi Ali Yarisow, a resident in southern Mogadishu’s Waberi district. there will be no public cinemas nor gatherings where fans can have fun watching the games,’ he explained.

The lucky few with the adequate satellite television set-up will not risk inviting friends over for the game and are likely to watch matches with one eye on the screen, the other on the door and the sound muted. — AFP

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One Response

  1. What sort of animals are these Al Shabab and Hisbul muslims. Death is too good for these extremist!

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