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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 pirates get record ransom

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 16:02

Somali pirates are reported to have received a total of about $12.3m (£7.6m) in ransom money to release two ships.
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US men 'aided Somalia al-Shabab'

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

Three California men are charged with aiding the Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab, the US Justice Department says.
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Air freight ban after bombs find

Monday, November 1st 2010, 20:06
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Home Secretary Theresa May announces an extended ban on freight from Somalia as well as Yemen after the cargo plane bomb discoveries.
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Somalia Islamists 'execute spies'

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 15:56

Two young women are shot dead in a public execution by Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, whose fighters accused them of spying, reports say.
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War-hit countries 'most corrupt'

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 8:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

War-torn nations, such as Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, are seen as the world's most corrupt, Transparency International says.
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Somali city at war

Monday, October 25th 2010, 7:12
related places: Mogadishu

Images from Mogadishu where peacekeepers battle insurgents
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Disarm, set free

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 0:32

Nato frustrated with Somali piracy mission
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Abducted UK aid worker on ordeal

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 17:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nairobi

A British aid worker abducted by masked gunmen in Somalia has spoken to the press in Nairobi about his ordeal.
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World blockade on Somalia urged

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 20:34

There should be a complete naval and air blockade of Somalia, the African Union tells the United Nations Security Council.
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Freed UK aid worker meets family

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 15:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British aid worker Frans Barnard, released by Somali kidnappers, is reunited with his family in Kenya
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Aid worker overjoyed at release

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 22:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British security consultant kidnapped six days ago by gunmen in Somalia has described his release as "marvellous", Save the Children says.
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US man 'urged South Park attack'

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 21:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: South Park

A US man pleads guilty to supporting a Somali Islamist militant group and encouraging violence against the writers of cartoon show South Park.
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Al-Shabab lose Somali border town

Monday, October 18th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Pro-Somali government forces seize the town of Bulo Hawo on the border with Kenya and Ethiopia from al-Shabab - a major victory for the UN-backed authority.
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Somali phone cash transfer banned

Monday, October 18th 2010, 14:15

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab orders mobile phone companies to stop their popular money transfer services, saying they are "unIslamic".
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Somalia 'leads ship hijack rise'

Monday, October 18th 2010, 11:40

Ship hijackings have hit a five-year high, says a maritime watchdog, with Somali pirates responsible for the vast majority of cases.
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Somalia hostage 'in good spirits'

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British security consultant who was kidnapped by armed gunman in Somalia is "well and is being looked after", the charity Save the Children says
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Charity calls for hostage release

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Save the Children calls for the unconditional and immediate release of a British security consultant who was kidnapped in Somalia.
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Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia

Friday, October 15th 2010, 23:02

Two Save the Children staff - a British consultant and a local worker - are kidnapped in Somalia, the charity says, although reports say the Somali was later freed.
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Somali pirates release minister

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 11:20

A government minister kidnapped by pirates in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland is freed without a ransom being paid, officials say.
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Somali peace force 'gains ground'

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 16:27

The African Union says its troops are now in control of more than 40% of the Somali capital, as splits are reported in the main Islamist group.
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EU helps train Somali soldiers

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 9:53

After almost two decades of war Islamist militia are trying to seize power in Somalia.
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Ready for battle?

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 9:38

EU training Somali troops to take on Islamist hardliners
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Growing risk

Monday, October 4th 2010, 18:20

EU navies warn Somali piracy may enter deadly new phase
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Kenya ends deal on trying pirates

Friday, October 1st 2010, 16:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government ends a deal with the EU to host trials of suspected Somali pirates, saying the international community has not fulfilled its obligations.
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Pirates hijack ship off Tanzania

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 15:21
related countries: India India, Tanzania Tanzania

Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo ship with 15 Indian crew off the coast of Tanzania, a maritime watchdog said.
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Somali pirate chief faces death

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A pirate ringleader is sentenced to death by a court in the Somali region of Puntland for the murder in June of the Pakistani captain of a hijacked cargo ship.
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US 'engages' with Somali regions

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 9:26
related countries: United States United States

The US plans to strengthen its ties with Somalia's breakaway regions, Somaliland and Puntland, in a bid to head off Islamist insurgents.
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Somali pirates sentenced in Kenya

Friday, September 24th 2010, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Spain Spain

Seven Somali pirates are sentenced to five years each in prison by a court in Kenya for attacking a Spanish ship in 2009.
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Summit plea for Somalia funding

Friday, September 24th 2010, 4:22

The African Union appeals for funds to increase its force in Somalia amid a crisis summit in New York.
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Somali radio boycotts Islamists

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 14:04
related places: Mogadishu

Somali journalists refuse to obey the editorial orders of an Islamist group which seized their radio station, amid heavy fighting in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalia's prime minister resigns

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 10:26

Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke resigns amid a power struggle with the country's president.
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Seized media 'must serve Islam'

Monday, September 20th 2010, 15:27

Militants who took control of a Somali radio station on Sunday say it will now broadcast only Islamic messages.
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Dutch police hold terror suspect

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 23:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Amsterdam, Schiphol

A British man of Somali origin is arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on suspicion of being a terrorist, officials say.
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Radio stations seized in Somalia

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 14:53
related places: Mogadishu

Islamist insurgents seize control of two radio stations in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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US marines rescue ship from pirates

Friday, September 10th 2010, 8:15
related countries: United States United States

US Marines have boarded and seized a vessel hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, navy officials say.
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US marines recapture pirated ship

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 17:24
related countries: United States United States

US Marines have boarded and seized a vessel hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, navy officials say.
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Suicide raid hits Somalia airport

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 17:04
related places: Mogadishu

A carload of suspected Islamist suicide bombers attack Mogadishu airport, killing soldiers and civilians, officials say.
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City of corpses

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 1:07
related places: Mogadishu

Trying to survive as fighting in Mogadishu spikes
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Mortars kill Somalia peacekeepers

Monday, August 30th 2010, 17:21

Four African Union peacekeepers are killed as a mortar hits Somalia's presidential palace, officials say.
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Somali admits US warship hijack

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

A Somali man pleads guilty to piracy-related charges in the US, saying he attacked a US warship believing it was a merchant vessel.
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Somali imprisoned for NZ hijack

Friday, August 27th 2010, 5:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A Somali refugee woman resident in New Zealand is jailed for attempting to hijack a domestic plane.
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Somali MPs killed in hotel raid

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 20:37

Islamist gunmen storm a hotel near Somalia's presidential palace and kill at least 32 people, including six MPs in a suicide attack.
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Somali MPs killed in hotel raid

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 19:32

Islamist gunmen have stormed a hotel close to Somalia's presidential palace and killed at least 32 people, including six MPs.
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