STORY: SOMALIA / BASKETBALL
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SOURCE: AU/UN IST
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /SOMALIA/NATS
DATELINE: 07 JULY 2013, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA / JANUARY 2013, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
SHOTLIST:
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (JULY 7, 2013) (AU/UN IST)
1. Wide shot, boys and girls during basketball clinic
2. Med shot, players on the court
3. Med shot, young boys and girls with the ball
4. Wide shot, young boys doing layups during basketball clinic
5. Close up, shoes on the court
6. Wide shot, silhouette of players standing under the backboard
7. Wide shot, two players running a passing drill
8. Close up, Hamsa Abdullahi Hussein’s face
9. Wide shot, Hamsa Abdullahi Hussein and other girls practicing free throws
10. Wide shot, Hussein making a layup
11. Medium shot, backboard as ball enters the basket
12. Soundbite (Somali) Hamsa Abdullahi Hussein, Basketball Player:
13. Medium shot, girls listening to their coach, Said Mohammed Sheikh
14. Close up, Sheikh’s face as he talks to girls
15. Wide shot, girls playing
16. Medium shot, ball being thrown on the backboard during a drill
17. Wide shot, Coach Hassan Ahmed Gelleh watching the players
18. Medium shot, Dekkeda players doing layups
19. Wide shot/tilt, players jumping
20. Soundbite (Somali) Said Mohammed Sheikh, Basketball Player:
21. Wide shot, spectators watching players
22. Medium shot, Gelleh and substitutes watching the game
23. Medium shot, Gelleh watching the game
24. Wide shot, players on the court
25. Medium shot, players during the game
26. Soundbite (Somali) Hassan Ahmed Gelleh, Basketball Coach:
27. Wide shot, players during the game
28. Zoom from Medium to Wide shot, Yahaya Osman, dribbling the ball and shooting
29. Close up, ball entering net
30. Medium shot, Osman standing on court
31. Wide shot, game in progress
32. Medium shot, backboard with ball entering the basket
33. Soundbite (English) Yahaya Osman, Basketball/Entrepreneur:

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (JANUARY 2013) (MUST CREDIT MUKHTAR AHMED MOHAMED)
34. Wide shot, Somalia (white) and Burundi (red) playing a match
35. Medium shot, Somali supporter carrying Somali flag and celebrating
36. Medium shot, Somali supporter taking a photo with his tablet
37. Wide shot, Somali team scoring
38. Close up, scoreboard
39. Wide shot, Somali supporters celebrating as Somali team wins game

STORY:
Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports, so a sight like this, where young people are being taught the basics of the game, should ordinarily, not warrant a second glance or further inquiry.

But this, is a training session in the Abdi Aziz district of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

Until about two years ago, sports and other forms of entertainment were forbidden in the large sections of Somalia previously controlled by al Shabaab, the al Qaeda linked extremist group.

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