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News: Somalia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Somalia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Somalia: news

Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 0:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
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Kenyan aid workers 'free' in Somalia

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Kenyan aid workers are found "lost and disorientated" in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says.
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Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 17:28
related places: Mogadishu

Some Somalis are experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched in Mogadishu over the last week, an internet provider says.
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ID cards prove fishermen 'not pirates'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 8:14

Somali fishermen receive official ID cards to help distinguish them from pirates.
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Kenya sends back 'illegal' Somalis

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 12:33

Kenya sends back 82 Somalis to Somalia after launching a massive security force operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists.
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Briton one of two Somalia UN dead

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is one of two foreign United Nations workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office has said.
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'Al-Shabab recruiter' shot in Kenya

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

A radical Muslim cleric in Kenya, accused by the UN of recruiting for Somali militants, is shot dead outside Mombasa, police and witnesses say.
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Kenya restricts Somali refugees

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya has ordered all urban-based Somali refugees to move into designated camps because of "emergency security challenges", a minister says.
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VIDEO: Somalia's battle against al-Shabab

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 0:55

International forces in Somalia are battling al-Shabab Islamist insurgents who control more land than any other al-Qaeda affiliate organisation across the world.
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Somali militants attack army hotel

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 15:00

Somali Islamist fighters attack a hotel where African Union and army commanders were staying, in a strategic town the militants lost control of last week.
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The Somali love of 'rude' nicknames

Friday, March 7th 2014, 0:38

The country where you'll find No Fingers, Stutterer and White Hair
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Islamists 'lose' key Somalia town

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 11:37
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian and government forces seize a key Somali town from militant Islamist group al-Shabab, officials say, in what may be the start of a new offensive.
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'Protection squad' for UN in Somalia

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Mogadishu

Uganda will send a 410-strong special force to guard UN installations in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a Ugandan army spokesman says.
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Deadly bomb blast in Somali capital

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:23
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 12 people in an attack targeting the security forces.
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Somali presidential palace attacked

Friday, February 21st 2014, 15:11

A car bomb explodes at Somalia's presidential palace, followed by a fierce gun battle inside - the president was not harmed but two officials are killed.
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Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:31

A UN report warns that "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al-Shabab militants.
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Car bomb explodes by Somali airport

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 14:47
related places: Mogadishu

At least six people die after a car bomb explodes close to the gate of the international airport in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police say.
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Kenya detains diplomat from Somalia

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A Somali diplomat detained in Kenya is being denied immunity amid a security crackdown in Nairobi, Somalia's ambassador to Kenya tells the BBC.
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US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says the US has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab.
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VIDEO: Investigating Britain's khat habit

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:57

Home Secretary Theresa May is banning a herb called khat, a stimulant chewed by large sections of the Somali community and grown mainly in East Africa.
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Ethiopia joins Somalia AU force

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 16:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops are formally absorbed into the African Union force in Somalia, where it is fighting al-Qaeda-aligned militants.
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'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:48

Piracy at sea is at its lowest level in six years, with 264 attacks recorded - a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, a maritime watchdog says.
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Kenya planes 'kill Somali militants'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 9:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's military says it has carried out an air strike on an Islamist camp in Somalia, killing 30 militants, including al-Shabab commanders.
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Somali militants issue internet ban

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:20

Islamist militants in Somalia issue a directive banning firms from providing internet services, as the country prepares for the arrival of fibre optic broadband.
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New Puntland leader wins by one vote

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

A US-trained economist is elected the president of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland, defeating incumbent Abdirahman Farole by one vote.
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Somali soldier executed over murder

Monday, January 6th 2014, 14:14
related places: Mogadishu

A firing squad executes a soldier in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after a military court convicts him of murdering a school pupil last year.
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VIDEO: Meet the Somali masters of ice

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:27

The African team taking on a surprising winter sport
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Deadly car bombs hit Mogadishu hotel

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 23:46
related places: Mogadishu

Two car bombs kill at least 10 people at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab Islamist militants.
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Losing glasses puts Somalia in focus

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 0:00

The pair of glasses lost on the battlefield - and returned
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Soldiers killed in Mogadishu blast

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:56
related places: Mogadishu

At least 11 people, including six soldiers, are killed by a remote-controlled bomb in a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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Somali pop idol offers escape to the youth

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 2:15
related places: Mogadishu

Where contestants face worse than Simon Cowell
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Somalia to rebuild national library

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 18:12
related places: Mogadishu

The national library in Mogadishu, currently in ruins after years of conflict, is to be rebuilt in Somalia, the government announces.
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'Doctors killed' in Somalia ambush

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Mogadishu

Three Syrian doctors and their Somali colleague are shot dead in an ambush near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell the BBC.
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Gunmen kill Kenyan police in ambush

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 19:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Gunmen kill eight Kenyans, including five policemen, after ambushing a police patrol near the border with Somalia, police say.
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Somalia sentence for 'rape victim'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 20:34

A court in Somalia gives a suspended jail term to a 19-year-old woman who alleged she was raped, and fines the journalist who reported her story.
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Somalia aid bodies 'paid al-Shabab'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 11:27

Aid agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control during the 2011 famine, two think tanks say.
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Somali PM loses confidence vote

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 13:53

Somalia's PM loses a vote of confidence in parliament after 13 months in office, in what is seen as a blow to efforts to stabilise the country.
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Somali woman arrested for rape claim

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:33

A woman is arrested in the Somali capital after she alleged in a video interview posted online that she had been raped at gunpoint by colleagues.
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VIDEO: Under fire from Somalia's al Shabab

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:31

A road in Somalia has become a deadly battleground between African Union troops and the Islamist group al Shabab.
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Under fire on a dangerous Somali road

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:00

BBC experiences dangers faced by Somalia peacekeepers
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Westgate attackers 'drove to Kenya'

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The four militants in the Westgate attack travelled to Kenya overland from Somalia, where they probably trained together, a Western official says.
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Bomber attacks Somali AU police base

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 13:16
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Beledweyne

At least 19 people are killed in an al-Shabab attack on an African Union base in the strategic Somali town Beledweyne, officials say.
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