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Somali deployment hampering aid

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 18:11

A combination of a military build-up in Somalia and heavy rains are making the humanitarian relief effort in the country even harder, the UN warns.
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AUDIO: Pirate hostages appeal for release

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 16:01

A hostage being held by Somali pirates has made a direct appeal for his release.
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Kenya suspect in al-Shabab claim

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 15:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A Kenyan man arrested after two grenade blasts exploded in the capital, Nairobi, admits in court to being a member of a Somali militant group.
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VIDEO: Somalis go back to the beaches

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 20:42
related places: Mogadishu

For the first time in years residents of the Somali capital Mogadishu are able to enjoy the beaches after militants withdrew from the city.
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Aid workers abducted in Somalia

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 15:44

Gunmen abduct two foreign aid workers and a Somali national employed by a Danish aid agency in the north-central Somalia.
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France to help Kenya's incursion

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:30
related countries: France France, Kenya Kenya

France will give logistical support to Kenyan forces pursuing Islamist militants across the border in Somalia, a French military spokesman says.
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Chandlers criticise rescue effort

Monday, October 24th 2011, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul and Rachel Chandler criticise the government for putting the Foreign Office in charge of securing their release from Somali pirates, rather than police.
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Somali protest at Kenya incursion

Monday, October 24th 2011, 12:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's president says his transitional government is opposed to Kenya's military incursion into Somalia last week in pursuit of Islamist militants.
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Horn backs Kenya's Somali attack

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 13:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Governments in the Horn of Africa welcome Kenya's offensive into Somalia against al-Shabab militants.
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AU rejects Somalia bodies 'stunt'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:26
related places: Mogadishu

The African Union denies that 70 bodies displayed by Somalia's Islamist group al-Shabab were those of its troops killed in fighting in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Kenya to target Nairobi al-Shabab

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 15:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya announces that it will launch a major security operation in its capital to flush out sympathisers of the Somali Islamist group, al-Shabab.
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East Africa drought 'still huge'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 1:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

East Africa's drought remains huge, says the UK international development secretary, three months after famine was declared in Somalia.
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French woman held in Somalia dies

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:28
related countries: France France, Kenya Kenya

A 66-year-old French woman kidnapped from Kenya by Somali gunmen has died, say French officials.
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Somali suicide attack near talks

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 18:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A suicide car bomb kills five civilians in Somalia's capital as Kenyan ministers hold talks nearby, two days after Kenyan troops enter southern Somalia.
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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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