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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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Andrew Mitchell visits Mogadishu

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 18:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

The UK international development secretary warns of a race against time to tackle the "devastating famine" during a trip to the Somali capital.
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Eritrean leader in 'peace trip'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 12:08
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Uganda Uganda

Eritrea's president visits Uganda, which contributes African Union troops to Somalia, in an attempt to boost peace in the Horn of Africa, Ugandan officials say.
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South Sudan offers Somalia troops

Monday, August 15th 2011, 18:55

Newly independent South Sudan offers to send African Union troops to Somalia to back the weak interim government fighting Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Somali abuses blamed on all sides

Monday, August 15th 2011, 6:59

Human Rights Watch has said all sides in Somalia's conflict are guilty of serious violations of international law.
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'All guilty' in Somalia conflict

Monday, August 15th 2011, 0:50

Human Rights Watch says all sides involved in Somalia's conflict are guilty of serious violations of international law, and criticises the West for inaction.
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Somalia PM orders aid protection

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 16:54

Somalia's PM Abdiweli Mohamed Ali announces the creation of a special force to protect convoys delivering aid to drought-affected people.
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Dutch court jails Somali pirates

Friday, August 12th 2011, 19:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, South Africa South Africa

A Dutch court sentences two Somali pirates who hijacked a South African yacht last November to prison sentences of up to seven years.
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Somalia army issues mine warning

Friday, August 12th 2011, 16:05
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali army warns people not to return to their homes in the parts of the capital, Mogadishu, recently abandoned by Islamist militants.
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Tragedy revisited

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 15:47

Watching history repeat itself with Somalia's famine
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VIDEO: New refugees strain Kenyan camp

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Experts are now warning that the drought in the Horn of Africa will last for a few more months, raising the prospect of yet more people arriving from Somalia at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
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Ghana boy raises aid for Somalia

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 15:18
related countries: Ghana Ghana

An 11-year-old Ghanaian boy launches a campaign to raise money for Somali famine victims during his school holidays - so far raising $500 in a week.
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More Somali peacekeepers 'needed'

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 15:13
related places: Mogadishu

The African Union force commander in Somalia appeals for thousands of extra troops to secure the capital after militant Islamists withdrew from the city.
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VIDEO: Refugees flood world's largest camp

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 12:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Refugees fleeing hunger in Somalia continue to arrive at Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, in neighbouring Kenya.
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Black Hawk remembered

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 1:02

Somalia needs help, survivor of 1993 Mogadishu battle says
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UN famine aid arrives in Somalia

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:30

The UNHCR flies famine aid to Somalia's capital - its first airlift for five years to the city where militants have been seen despite news of their withdrawal.
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Somali rebels pull out of capital

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 13:34
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist rebels leave their positions in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, calling it a change of military tactics.
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Several dead in Somali aid raid

Friday, August 5th 2011, 15:40
related places: Mogadishu

At least seven people are killed and several wounded when a gunfight breaks out as food aid is distributed at a camp in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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VIDEO: In the heart of Somalia's famine

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 21:40

More than 11 million people have been affected by the worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa.
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VIDEO: More Somali areas hit by famine

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 2:31

The United Nations has declared famine zones in three more regions of Somalia, because of the rates of malnutrition and death brought on by the worst drought in 60 years.
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More Somali areas hit by famine

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 19:27
related countries: United States United States

Three new areas of Somalia are classified as being hit by famine as the worst drought in 60 years affects the Horn of Africa, the UN says
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VIDEO: Crossing front lines for aid in Somalia

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 17:31

The United Nations says the famine is spreading across southern Somalia, as aid struggles to get through the war-torn country.
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Hard place to help

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:03
related places: Mogadishu

The difficulties of getting food to Somali famine victims
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VIDEO: Serving food to thousands in Somalia

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 5:22
related places: Mogadishu

The BBC's Andrew Harding reports from an aid station in the capital Mogadishu, as the African Union says it will hold a summit to pledge help for the victims of Somalia's drought.
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VIDEO: On the frontline of Somalia's famine

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 19:55

The crisis in Somalia is becoming more desperate with the famine threatening thousands of lives - and the United Nations warning the worst is yet to come.
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Africa summit for Somali famine

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 10:30

The African Union calls the continent's leaders to a "pledging summit" to help the Somali people hit by drought and famine.
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Somali clashes after 'aid threat'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 17:05
related places: Mogadishu

Africa Union peacekeepers say they have seized key territory from Islamist insurgents in Somalia's capital after they allegedly threatened aid camps.
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VIDEO: First aid drop for drought victims

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 21:25
related places: Mogadishu

In Somalia, an operation to airlift emergency supplies into the capital Mogadishu is underway.
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WFP begins Somalia food airlift

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 16:41
related places: Mogadishu

The UN's World Food Programme begins airlifting emergency food supplies to Mogadishu, capital of famine-hit Somalia.
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UN Somali famine airlift delayed

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 15:22

The UN World Food Programme is set to begin airlifting food aid to Somalia, says the WFP head at crisis talks on East Africa's drought.
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VIDEO: Iman: Somalia famine 'heartbreaking'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 9:52

The Somali-born model, Iman, has added her voice to calls for greater help from the international community for famine relief in the African country.
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VIDEO: Hunt for food in famine-hit Somalia

Monday, July 25th 2011, 21:51

The World Food Programme is to begin airlifting supplies to parts of the Horn of Africa affected by a devastating drought, which the UN has described as the worst there for 60 years.
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Aid reaches Somalia Islamist area

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 21:25

The Red Cross delivers food into one of Somalia's worst hit drought areas, controlled by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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Tanker seized off western Africa

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 19:40
related countries: Benin Benin, Italy Italy

Pirates hijack an Italian diesel tanker off the coast of the west African state of Benin in an attack of the kind more usually associated with Somalia.
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