Mo Farah gets call to help rebuild Somalia

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 7th, 2013
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Mo Farah with his wife and daughter, after winning the 10,000m gold last August Richard Pelham

Mo Farah with his wife and daughter, after winning the 10,000m gold last August Richard Pelham

Mo Farah could play a leading role in a small army of Britons recruited to unite and inspire their native Somalia after 22 years of civil war, the country’s President said yesterday.

The Olympic here, who was born in Mogadishu, would be an ideal choice to help to rebuild the “new Somalia” as it emerged from violent anarchy, President Mohamud said.

“I intend to approach him,” said Mr Mohamud, who recalled how every Somali rejoiced when the long-distance runner won his two gold medals last summer. “Sports is one of the activities that make people get back together

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