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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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VIDEO: Aid reaches Islamist area in Somalia

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 14:23
related places: Mogadishu

The Red Cross has managed to deliver food to 24,000 people to a town, north-west of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali Islamists maintain aid ban

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 13:24

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamists deny lifting their ban on some Western aid agencies and reject UN reports of famine in parts of the country.
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VIDEO: Islamists dismiss famine as 'nonsense'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 13:10

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamists deny lifting ban on Western aid agencies and reject UN reports of famine in parts of the country.
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VIDEO: Famine drives victims to violent Mogadishu

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 21:37
related places: Mogadishu

Aid will be airlifted into the Somali capital Mogadishu within days according to the UN as famine grips East Africa.
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VIDEO: Famine aid to go to Islamist areas

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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US to aid Islamist Somali areas

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 20:35
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will send aid to parts of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab if it receives assurances the Islamist militants will not benefit.
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VIDEO: UN warning over Somalia famine

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 18:44

The UN says famine will spread across Somalia within two months unless the international community sends more aid to the region.
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UN declares south Somalia famine

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 16:18

The UN declares a famine in two areas of southern Somalia, as conditions deteriorate amid the region's worst drought in over half a century.
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VIDEO: UN declares famine in Somalia

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:17

The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century.
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VIDEO: Somali children lured into warfare

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 1:56

Amnesty International says children in Somalia are being systematically recruited as child soldiers by Islamic insurgents.
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VIDEO: Famine to be declared in Somalia

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 22:35

A famine will be officially declared in parts of Somalia on Wednesday, following reports regarding the situation in the Horn of Africa from multiple aid agencies.
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Famine in Somalia

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 12:35

The UN about to declare famine after East Africa drought
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US man admits Somalia terror plot

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A man from the US state of Minnesota admits helping men of Somali origin travel to the African country to join the al-Shabab militant group.
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Aid for Somali Islamist-run camps

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 15:31

The UN accepts the Somali drought is now so severe that help must go to camps under al-Qaeda-linked militants since they lifted an aid ban.
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Islamist Somali areas get UN aid

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 0:17

The UN makes its first aid delivery to drought victims in areas of Somalia controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants since they lifted an aid ban.
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Rain hits Somali drought victims

Friday, July 15th 2011, 9:48
related places: Mogadishu

People who have fled the drought in Somalia to camps near the capital Mogadishu are now being hit by days of cold, heavy rain.
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