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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

Pirates seize Danish ship's crew

Friday, January 14th 2011, 13:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Pirates operating off the Somali coast kidnap six crew from a Danish ship thought to have been transporting weapons in the Gulf of Aden.
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Brazil footballer 'faked' kidnap

Friday, January 7th 2011, 22:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Somalia, a footballer for Brazilian club Botafogo, will be charged for falsely reporting he had been kidnapped when he was late for training, police say.
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Mixed-sex handshakes banned

Friday, January 7th 2011, 18:21

Men and women are banned from shaking hands or chatting in public in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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Somalis free Russians over arms

Friday, December 31st 2010, 14:11

Three Russians are among six air crew freed in a breakaway Somali territory, a day after being jailed for supplying arms, officials say.
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Russians jailed over Somali arms

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 15:46

Six Russians are jailed in the breakaway northern Somali territory of Somaliland for supplying military equipment to a rival neighbouring region.
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Somali pirates free German tanker

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 14:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Somali pirates free a German-owned chemical tanker seven months after it was seized, amid reports that a $5.5m ransom was paid.
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Arrests in Dutch anti-terror raid

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 22:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Rotterdam

Police in the Netherlands have arrested 12 Somali men in Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.
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Somalia peace force to be boosted

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 11:35

The UN Security Council agrees to increase the peacekeeping force in Somalia from 8,000 to 12,000 troops.
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Somali Islamist rivals 'to merge'

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:47

The two Islamist groups fighting the weak UN-backed Somali government, al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam, are to merge, reports suggest.
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Rape with impunity

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:06

Somalia's women still in danger after fleeing their homes
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Somalia's women fight for protection

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 7:54

The human cost of the fighting in Somalia between the transitional government and the al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militia, has produced one of the world's worst refugee problems.
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Somali radio station wins award

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

An embattled Somali radio station, Radio Shabelle, receives an international press freedom award at a ceremony in Paris.
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Shopping or piracy?

Friday, December 10th 2010, 8:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

What lies behind the success of Nairobi's 'Little Mogadishu'?
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Swedish court jails al-Shabab men

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 10:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A Swedish court has sentenced two members of the Islamist al-Shabab group to four years in prison for planning suicide attacks in Somalia.
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'Force cannot stop' Somali piracy

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:36

Pirates operating off the Somali coast and further afield cannot be defeated by force alone, a top officer of the EU's anti-piracy task force Navfor says.
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Somalia embassy 'sold illegally'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A Kenyan court rules that Somalia's embassy in Nairobi was illegally sold in 1994 and should be restored to the transitional government.
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Kenya crackdown in Somali suburb

Monday, December 6th 2010, 16:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya police arrest about 400 people in an apparent crackdown on illegal immigration in a predominantly Somali area of Nairobi.
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Bangladeshi ship heads to Somalia

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:45
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

A Bangladeshi-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of India appears to be heading towards the Somali coast, shipping officials say.
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Somali PM on al-Qaeda challenge

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 11:38

The Somali prime minister says that without international support, his government has only "limited capabilities to fight al-Qaeda".
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US bomb suspect pleads not guilty

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 8:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas, Oregon

A Somali-born US teenager arrested in the state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony pleads not guilty.
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US court sentences Somali pirate

Monday, November 29th 2010, 23:43
related countries: United States United States

A US court sentences a Somali man to 30 years in jail for attacking a US warship off the coast of Somalia in April.
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Somalia: 'People fed up of this'

Monday, November 29th 2010, 23:03
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Somalia's prime minister has called for greater international support to help combat jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda.
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US mosque blaze after bomb plot

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 23:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oregon

US police say a fire at an Islamic centre in Oregon was arson, suggesting it was in response to a recent foiled car bomb attack by a Somali-born teenager.
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US Christmas tree 'bomb' thwarted

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 10:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas, Oregon

A Somali-born US teenager is arrested in the state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
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'I may be killed'

Friday, November 26th 2010, 16:17
related places: Mogadishu

Does the mayor of Mogadishu have the worst job in the world?
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Somalis guilty of US ship attack

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 17:43
related countries: United States United States

Five young Somali men face life in prison after being found guilty of attacking a US Navy warship, the first US piracy conviction for nearly 200 years.
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AU apologises for Somalia deaths

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 14:57
related places: Mogadishu

African Union peacekeepers in Somalia apologise for the deaths of two civilians, killed after troops opened fire on a group of people near Mogadishu airport.
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German trial for 'Somali pirates'

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 14:33
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg

Ten men from Somalia are in court in Hamburg, charged with capturing a container ship, in the first piracy trial in Germany in about 400 years.
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Video shows Chandlers' death fear

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 8:47

Details have emerged of a film in which yacht kidnap victims Paul and Rachel Chandler admit to being "resigned to dying" in Somalia.
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Freed Chandlers arrive back in UK

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

Paul and Rachel Chandler have landed at Heathrow after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year.
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Chandlers told of father's death

Monday, November 15th 2010, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paul

Paul and Rachel Chandler, who are to return home "very soon", hear that his father died while they were being held hostage by Somali pirates.
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British pair 'beaten by pirates'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple who spent almost 400 days held hostage in Somalia have spoken of their "traumatic" time.
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British pair freed from pirates

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 19:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A retired British couple are freed more than a year after being taken captive by Somali pirates who boarded their yacht off the Seychelles.
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UK couple's 'risky' route to freedom

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 18:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year have arrived in Kenya following their release on Sunday.
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Pirates hijack ship 'near India'

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:58
related countries: India India, Panama Panama

Pirates hijack a Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker in waters closer to India than to Somalia.
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Somalis deny US piracy charges

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:14
related countries: United States United States

Five Somali men accused of attacking a US warship deny charges of piracy in what is billed as the first such trial in the US in more than 100 years.
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SA yachtsman escapes pirate raid

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African yachtsman is rescued from Somali pirates by European naval forces, but two other South Africans are still being held captive.
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US bans air freight from Somalia

Monday, November 8th 2010, 18:46
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The US extends an air cargo ban to cover Somalia as well as Yemen and bans ink cartridges from passenger flights, in the wake of last month's bomb plot.
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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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