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Kenyan terror police hold men, 18

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 15:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two 18-year-old men from Cardiff are being questioned by anti-terror police in Kenya after being arrested crossing the border into Somalia.
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Kenya troops 'advance in Somalia'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan troops with aerial support continuing their advance into Somalia, as a suspected suicide car bomb kills at least three civilians in Mogadishu.
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Britons detained by Kenya police

Monday, October 17th 2011, 22:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Britons, believed to be from Cardiff, are arrested in Kenya, near the border with Somalia.
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Somali militants threaten Kenya

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Somali militant group al-Shabab demands that Kenya withdraws its troops from Somalia, after Nairobi launches an operation to push the hard-line group back.
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Kenya targets Somali insurgents

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:16

Kenya says it has sent air and ground troops into Somalia to pursue al-Shabab militants following a spate of cross-border kidnappings of Westerners.
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VIDEO: Kenya 'going after al-Shabab'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 11:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan troops and armoured vehicles have crossed into neighbouring Somalia, residents say, in pursuit of militants suspected of a spate of kidnappings.
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Kenya hunts kidnappers in Somalia

Monday, October 17th 2011, 3:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan troops cross into Somalia to pursue militants suspected of kidnapping, but a Somali diplomat at the UN says this could only worsen the situation.
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'Al-Qaeda' aids Somali refugees

Friday, October 14th 2011, 19:12

A man claiming to be from al-Qaeda distributes aid in Somalia, highlighting the group's links with al-Shabab militants.
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VIDEO: Doctors kidnapped from refugee camp

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Spain Spain

Gunmen have kidnapped two Spanish doctors working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) near Kenya's border with Somalia.
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Doctors snatched from famine camp

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 16:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Spanish women doctors working for a medical charity are seized from the world's largest refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border.
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Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK and US naval forces have rescued a ship hijacked by Somali pirates after its crew sent an SOS message in a bottle, Italian officials say.
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Shelling shuts Mogadishu hospital

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 16:04
related places: Mogadishu

Heavy fighting between government forces and militant Islamists in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, forces the closure of a hospital, an aid group says.
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Al-Shabab 'driven from Mogadishu'

Monday, October 10th 2011, 22:47
related places: Mogadishu

African Union troops say they have driven Islamist al-Shabab militants out of their last stronghold in the north of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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Abductions threaten Kenya's tourism resurgence

Monday, October 10th 2011, 12:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya tourism hit by kidnapping of westerners by Somali gangs
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VIDEO: Somali piracy taints Kenyan tourism

Monday, October 10th 2011, 8:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

In recent weeks, two western women have been kidnapped from the Kenyan coast and taken to Somalia.
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Somali wounded flown to Turkey

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 10:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Thirty-six of the most severely wounded people in Tuesday's Islamist suicide attack in Somalia's capital are being flown to Turkey for treatment.
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Somali aid push in famine zones

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 11:08

The International Red Cross begins a huge distribution of aid to a million people in Somalia famine zones controlled by the Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Suicide blast kills 70 in Mogadishu

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 21:18
related places: Mogadishu

At least 70 people have been killed by a huge suicide blast near a government compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say officials.
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Deadly attack hits Somali capital

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 14:58
related places: Mogadishu

A huge suicide attack near government buildings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, kills at least 70 people and injures many more, officials say.
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Somali pirates get life in jail

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

Two Somali men are sentenced to life in a US prison for their role in the deadly hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa in February this year.
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VIDEO: French woman kidnapped in Kenya

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 20:34
related countries: France France, Kenya Kenya

A French woman has been kidnapped by an armed gang on Kenya's northern resort island of Manda and taken to Somalia, Kenyan officials say.
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Somalia AU mission to be boosted

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Mogadishu

African Union commanders holding the Somali capital Mogadishu are promised fresh forces from Djibouti and Sierra Leone.
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US drones 'hit Somali militants'

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

The Somali port of Kismayo, currently a key asset of Islamists, is attacked by US unmanned drones, local residents say.
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Pirates 'bring shame on Somalia'

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Elder talks of anger at pirates over UK tourist kidnap
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Food aid driver abducted in Kenya

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan driver for an organisation providing famine aid is kidnapped in a refugee camp near the Somali border, prompting his employer to scale back its aid effort.
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Rock art heaven

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 23:23

The Somali refugee uncovering her country's ancient heritage
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Weapons prize for Somali children

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 10:03

A radio station run by Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist group awards weapons to children who won a Koran-reciting and general knowledge competition.
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British woman 'held by Islamists'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somalia's government says it believes a British tourist kidnapped in Kenya is being held by Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
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Soldiers help Briton kidnap hunt

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 8:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Extra police and soldiers are sent to the area in Kenya where a British holidaymaker was shot and killed and his wife kidnapped.
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Call for Somalia aid protection

Friday, September 9th 2011, 18:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's prime minister calls for aid corridors in famine-hit Somalia to be protected by African peacekeepers.
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Teacher resigns after being named Somalia deputy PM

Friday, September 9th 2011, 10:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A north London support teacher resigns after being offered the post of deputy prime minister of Somalia.
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Somalia denies CIA detention base

Friday, September 9th 2011, 9:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia dismisses reports that the US runs an underground detention centre in Mogadishu where the CIA helps interrogate terror suspects.
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VIDEO: Drought-hit Somalis ready to talk

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 20:11

Somalia's interim prime minister has said he is willing to talk to the militant Islamist group al-Shabab to help save the country from the severe drought.
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Somali pirates free Danish family

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 11:48
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish family of five and two crew members held by Somali pirates have been freed and brought to safety, Denmark says.
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Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'

Monday, September 5th 2011, 17:00

As many as 750,000 people could die as Somalia's drought worsens, the UN says, declaring a famine in a new area.
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VIDEO: Harman visits Africa famine region

Monday, September 5th 2011, 12:37

As the drought in Somalia looks set to worsen in the coming months, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Harriet Harman has said "people would be really proud" of Britian's work in the region.
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Somali fighting leaves 30 dead

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 13:08

Two days of fighting in the central Somali town of Galkayou has left 30 dead and 100 wounded in clashes involving two clans.
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Cameraman killed in Somali attack

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 22:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Mogadishu

A Malaysian journalist is killed and another wounded after a convoy of aid workers they were travelling with was attacked in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security officials say.
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VIDEO: UN renews Somalia famine warning

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 0:35

Millions of people will die of starvation if more is not done to help Somalia, the UN high commissioner for refugees has warned.
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Life sentence for Somali pirates

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 22:15
related countries: United States United States

Two Somali men who pleaded guilty to piracy for a hijacking that ended in the deaths of four American sailors are sentenced to life in prison.
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Turkey PM visits war-torn Somalia

Friday, August 19th 2011, 17:15

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife arrive in Somalia's war-torn capital to highlight the need for greater famine relief.
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VIDEO: Mother who survived deadly drought flight

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 14:45

A new section of the world's biggest refugee camp has just taken in its first families from Somalia.
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PR coup?

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

UK aid minister makes landmark visit to Mogadishu
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Somali aid not wasted - minister

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 11:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will "not tolerate" corruption hampering efforts to tackle the famine in Somalia, Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell says on his return from the country.
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VIDEO: UK minister's 'risky' Somalian trip

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 21:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As many as 400,000 children could starve to death in Somalia without urgent action to tackle the famine, according to UK international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.
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