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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

Somalia jails 'ransom' couriers

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 20:31

Somalia jails six foreigners for bringing $3m (£2m) in cash illegally into the country, allegedly to pay ransoms to pirates.
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'Mogadishu music'

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 11:01

The daily fight for life amid Somalia's gun battles
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VIDEO: The daily fight for life in Somalia

Friday, June 17th 2011, 15:25
related places: Mogadishu

Panorama hears from the refugees of Mogadishu in Somalia about the daily struggle for life in a country racked by a bloody civil war between a failing government and Islamist extremists.
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Somali militant's passport 'fake'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 15:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa declares the passport found on the body of the senior African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed a forgery.
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Somali PM vows to stay in power

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 16:27

Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo refuses to resign, defying a UN-backed deal to oust him.
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BBC vows to protect World Service

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 9:18

Lord Patten tells the Sunday Telegraph his love of the BBC World Service made protecting it a "priority" - particularly the "core" Arabic, Somali and Hindi services.
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VIDEO: Senior al-Qaeda militant shot dead

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 0:41

The man believed to be the leader of al-Qaeda in East Africa, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, has been shot dead in Somalia.
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'African US embassy bomber dead'

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 17:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, a senior al-Qaeda figure suspected of playing a key role in the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, is killed in Somalia, officials say.
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Somali minister killed by niece

Friday, June 10th 2011, 20:21
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's interior minister is killed in a suicide attack carried out by his niece, amid ongoing political unrest in the capital in Mogadishu.
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Rival Somali leaders reach deal

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 15:56

After months of squabbling that angered donors and jeopardised gains from Islamist militants, rival Somali government leaders agree to delay elections for a year.
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Uganda threatens Somalia pullout

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 1:12
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's President Museveni calls for Somalia's transitional government to be given more time to consolidate gains against Islamist militants.
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Burundi's Somali force 'unpaid'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 10:45
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Burundian soldiers serving with the African Union peace force in war-torn Somalia tell the BBC they have not been paid since January.
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Somalia's child casualties surge

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 18:11

There is a sharp rise in the number of children being injured in fighting in Somalia - almost all of May's total casualties were under the age of five, the UN says.
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Somali pirates jailed in S Korea

Friday, May 27th 2011, 11:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean court jails four Somali pirates over the hijacking of a Korean ship and the attempted murder of its captain in the Arabian Sea.
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Hijack proof

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 23:19

Is it possible to guard your yacht from Somali pirates?
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VIDEO: Anti-pirate training in West Virginia

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 20:12

On the Ohio River in West Virginia, a former captain and his company demonstrate how to defend against pirate attacks off the Somali coast.
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SA attacks on Somali-owned shops

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 15:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Port Elizabeth

More than 50 Somali-owned shops in the South African city of Port Elizabeth are attacked and looted overnight by local residents.
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Foreigners held over Somalia cash

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Mogadishu, Six

Six foreigners are arrested as they fly into Mogadishu with $3.6m (£2.2m) in cash, Somali police say, amid reports the money may have been a ransom payment for pirates.
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Aid shortfall cuts Somali rations

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 13:53

The UN World Food Programme says it has been forced to cut food rations to Somalis in need of aid, due to a funding shortfall.
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Somali pirates plead guilty in US

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

Three Somali men plead guilty in a US court to piracy charges for their role in a hijacking that ended in the deaths of four Americans.
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Drought hits a third of Somalis

Friday, May 13th 2011, 16:29

Almost one third of Somalia's population are living in crisis, because of intensifying drought, according to a coalition of aid agencies.
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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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