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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.

World news related to Somalia – overview

Somalia: news

Somali piracy 'costs $8bn a year'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 15:17

Piracy off the Somali coast costs the international community up to $8.3bn (£5.1bn) a year, and that could nearly double by 2015, a new study says.
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Spain jails pirates for 439 years

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:20
related countries: Spain Spain

A court in Spain sentences two Somali pirates to 439 years in prison each for their involvement in the hijacking of a fishing boat more than a year ago.
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Children suffer in Somali drought

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 15:46

Children in Somalia are suffering some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world, says the United Nations, following years of drought.
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'Pirate negotiator' charged in US

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 22:25
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United States United States

A US grand jury indicts a Somali man accused of negotiating ransom on behalf of a band of pirates who captured a Danish cargo vessel.
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Stop Libya 'becoming new Somalia'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 0:09
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's former foreign minister warns against civil war taking hold in Libya, in his first public comments since his defection.
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UN ordered to return to Somalia

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 11:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mogadishu

UN agencies involved in Somalia, but based in Kenya for safety reasons, are ordered to move to Mogadishu within three months by the interim government.
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Libya 'needs Gaddafi as leader'

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Libya Libya

The Libyan government says it is open to political reform but Muammar Gaddafi must stay in power to avoid a deadly power vacuum.
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Dutch marines kill Somali pirates

Monday, April 4th 2011, 16:23
related countries: Iran Iran, Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch marines kill two suspected Somali pirates and captured 16 others during an operation to free a hijacked Iranian fishing boat, officials say.
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Ex-Somali PM to be quizzed in US

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 4:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A judge in the US state of Virginia rules that a former Somali prime minister can be questioned under oath over allegations of abuses and war crimes.
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Mogadishu lifeline

Friday, April 1st 2011, 8:18

Images of a clinic treating those caught up in Somalia conflict
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Canada holds Somalia 'terror' man

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 14:36
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian authorities arrest a man accused of seeking to travel to Somalia to join militant group al-Shabab.
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Somali cabinet to stay in office

Monday, March 28th 2011, 11:18

Somalia's UN-backed government extends its mandate for another year despite criticism from donors and attacks by Islamist extremists.
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Indian navy seizes Somali pirates

Monday, March 28th 2011, 4:46
related countries: India India

India's navy seizes 16 Somali pirates after a three-hour-long battle in the Arabian Sea.
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Kenya forces 'cross into Somalia'

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 11:33
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan forces have crossed into Somali territory to fight al-Shabab militants, an official source tells the BBC, although it is denied by the police.
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Pirates 'show Danes to reporter'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 18:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish newspaper says one of its reporters has met the Danish family being held hostage by Somali pirates and they seem to be well.
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Ugandan jail for Somalia shooting

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:53
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Mogadishu

Three Ugandan soldiers from the African Union force in Somalia are jailed for injuring civilians in two shooting incidents in Mogadishu.
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Life sentences for Somali pirates

Monday, March 14th 2011, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

Five Somali men convicted of attacking a US Navy ship they mistook for a merchant vessel are sentenced to life in prison.
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Danish hostage rescue bid fails

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 23:27
related countries: Denmark Denmark

An attempt to free a Danish family kidnapped by Somali pirates two weeks ago has failed, but the hostages are reported to be safe.
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US indicts 14 over piracy deaths

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 16:10
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: February

A US grand jury indicts 13 suspected pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen over the boat hijacking that left four Americans dead in February.
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Somali pirates free Indian crew

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 5:34
related countries: India India

Somali pirates free 11 Indian crew members of a ship they captured nearly a year ago.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi's son on 'terror and pirates'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 15:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son has warned that his country could become the "Somalia of north Africa".
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Somali forces push back militants

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 22:07
related places: Mogadishu

Forces loyal to Somalia's transitional government capture a key border town and a district of the capital, Mogadishu, from militants.
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Somalis 'holding Burundi bodies'

Friday, March 4th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Somali Islamists say they have the bodies of 18 Burundian peacekeepers, suggesting that casualty figures from recent fighting are much higher than announced.
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Danish children moved to Somalia

Friday, March 4th 2011, 13:32
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Pirates move a party of Danes including three children from their hijacked yacht to a ship moored off the Somali coast.
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S Korea charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, February 25th 2011, 9:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea face attempted murder charges.
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Fleeing Somalis drown off Yemen

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Fifty-seven Somali refugees fleeing fighting in their homeland drown off the coast of Yemen after a boat capsizes in bad weather.
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US 'may try pirates over deaths'

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

A group of 15 suspected pirates captured after the killing of four Americans off Somalia could be sent to the US to face trial, the US military says.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'deplores' pirate killings

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 1:05
related countries: Oman Oman, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described the killing of four Americans hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman as a "deplorable act".
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Marine violence

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 0:38

Why are aggressive attacks by Somali pirates increasing?
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Americans killed on hijack yacht

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 18:28
related countries: Oman Oman, United States United States
related places: Friday

Four Americans hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman on Friday have been killed by their captors, US defence officials say.
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Fifa offers sympathy to Somalia

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 11:42

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter offers sympathy to the Somali football community after promising youngster Abdi Salaan Mohamed Ali was killed in a bomb explosion.
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Hijacked yacht pair 'knew risks'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 21:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christian

Friends of a US couple aboard a yacht hijacked off Somalia say the pair knew of the risks, but were determined to press on with their Christian mission.
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Suicide bomb hits Somali police

Monday, February 21st 2011, 15:18
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide car bomber attacks a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, officials say.
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Somali pirates abduct Americans

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 1:32
related countries: Oman Oman

Four Americans sailing on a yacht off the coast of Oman have been taken hostage by Somali pirates, an international maritime watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Somali pirate jailed for 33 years

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 11:21
related countries: United States United States

A Somali man who pleaded guilty to piracy has been sentenced in the US to more than 33 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Navy frees hostages from Somali pirates

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:12

Five hostages and their fishing vessel have been freed from the clutches of Somali pirates by a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall.
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Somali pirate jailed for 33 years

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

A Somali pirate who pleaded guilty to hijacking a US merchant ship is sentenced in the US to more than 33 years in prison.
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Kenya welcome for freed sailors

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya, North Korea North Korea

Sailors aboard a South Korean fishing trawler hijacked in October are welcomed home in Kenya after their release last week by Somali pirates.
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Nato seizes 'pirate mother ship'

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Nato warship captures a suspected pirate mother ship off Somalia, freeing two Yemeni hostages, Nato's counter-piracy mission says.
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Malaysia charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 13:56
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian prosecutors file charges against seven Somalis accused of being pirates, who were captured in the Gulf of Aden last month.
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Pirates handed to Indian police

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 14:06
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A group of Somali pirates captured in the Indian Ocean on Sunday are handed over to police in the city of Mumbai (Bombay).
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Losing battle

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 6:04
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Somali pirates have the upper hand in the Indian Ocean
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Piracy 'threatens oil supplies'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 0:12
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A tanker owners' group urges governments to do more to combat Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean, saying hijackings could disrupt global oil supplies.
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