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Drought camps form inside Somalia

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 11:27

Camps of people fleeing East Africa's worsening drought start forming inside Somalia, says medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Drought emergency

Friday, July 8th 2011, 22:17
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somali refugees engulf Ethiopia town
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'A vision of hell'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:18

The Somali mothers so desperate they let their children die
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VIDEO: Aid agencies let back into Somalia

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 16:55

They were banned in 2009 for being "anti-muslim" but now the drought gripping the Horn of Africa has forced a rethink.
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Somalia Islamists lift ban on aid

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 14:26

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab lifts a ban on foreign food aid to help curb the worst drought in 60 years - a move welcomed by the UN.
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Somali terror suspect in US court

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 11:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A Somali man appears in court in New York on terror charges after a two-month interrogation on a US warship without hearing his rights.
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Horn of Africa hunger 'tragedy'

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 6:29

Malnutrition among children fleeing Somalia's drought could lead to a "tragedy of unimaginable proportions", the UN refugee head says.
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VIDEO: Children starving in civil war exodus

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:06
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

Rains have failed for the past three seasons and more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda are facing severe shortages of food.
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UK told to keep Somali criminals

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because their home country is too dangerous, the European Court of Human Rights rules.
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Uganda and Burundi to get drones

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 15:31
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Uganda Uganda, United States United States

The US is supplying drone aircrafts to Uganda and Burundi to help them fight Islamist militants in Somalia, defence officials tell the BBC.
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Somalis flood across Kenya border

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

War and drought in Somalia are leading to an unprecedented number of people fleeing across the border into Kenya, Save the Children says.
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Three Britons pardoned in Somalia

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 17:17

Three Britons caught bringing $3m (£2m) in cash illegally into Somalia to pay a ransom to pirates are pardoned by the president.
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Freed Indian sailors reach Delhi

Friday, June 24th 2011, 11:06
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Six Indian sailors, recently freed by Somali pirates after nearly 11 months in captivity, return home to joyous celebrations.
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Air raid targets Somali Islamists

Friday, June 24th 2011, 9:16

Somali Islamist militants come under attack in an evening raid by two foreign helicopters near their stronghold of Kismayo, their spokesman says.
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Somalia's prime minister resigns

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 11:51

Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed resigns 'in the interests of the people', following a UN-backed deal to oust him.
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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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