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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

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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'Ten killed' in Mogadishu blast

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 21:54
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 anti-government militants are believed to have died in Mogadishu when their bombs exploded prematurely.
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Court drops Somali piracy charges

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 23:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

A federal judge throws out piracy charges against six Somali men accused of attacking a US Navy ship off the coast of Africa, although other charges stand.
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Pirates quit captured sugar ship

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 17:33

Pirates abandon a sugar cargo ship a day after seizing it in the Gulf of Aden, the EU naval task force off Somalia says.
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US man 'tried to aid al-Shabaab'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 20:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Chicago

A Chicago man is accused of seeking to join Somali hardline Islamist group al-Shabaab, which the US and UK consider a terror organisation.
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Somali pirates capture cargo ship

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:41
related countries: Panama Panama

Somali pirates hijack the Panama-flagged MV Suez cargo ship sailing in a recommended shipping lane in the Gulf of Aden, the European Union naval force says.
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Somali pirates capture cargo ship

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:41
related countries: Panama Panama

Somali pirates hijack the Panama-flagged MV Suez cargo ship sailing in a recommended shipping lane in the Gulf of Aden, the European Union naval force says.
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Kenya threatens to halt pirate trials

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government is threatening to end its trials of Somali pirates, saying the international community has not lived up to its promises to help with the "burden" of prosecuting and imprisoning pirates.
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Kenya threatens to halt pirate trials

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government is threatening to end its trials of Somali pirates, saying the international community has not lived up to its promises to help with the "burden" of prosecuting and imprisoning pirates.
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Saudi warned on expelling Somalis

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mogadishu

The UN refugee agency urges Saudi Arabia to stop deporting Somalis, saying 2,000 have recently been sent to Mogadishu.
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Saudi warned on expelling Somalis

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mogadishu

The UN refugee agency urges Saudi Arabia to stop deporting Somalis, saying 2,000 have recently been sent to Mogadishu.
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Africa to boost its Somalia force

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 13:07
related countries: Uganda Uganda

African Union leaders meeting in Uganda agree to reinforce their peacekeeping force in Somalia to counter al-Shabab militants.
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Pirates sentenced in Seychelles

Monday, July 26th 2010, 16:05
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

Eleven Somali men are sentenced to 10 years in jail in the Seychelles for piracy on the Indian ocean, in the country's first case of its kind.
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Somali forces raid militant base

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:07

A cell of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab is attacked for the first time in the Puntland region.
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Guinea to join AU's Somalia force

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 17:58
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea is to send a battalion of troops to join a peacekeeping force in Somalia, the African Union says.
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Ugandan troops killed in Somalia

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 12:09
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Two Ugandan troops are killed fighting Somali militants, the African Union peacekeeping force says.
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US man 'aided Somali militants'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge a man with providing material support to Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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Shell hits Somali Koranic school

Monday, July 19th 2010, 11:25
related places: Mogadishu

A mortar strike injures 10 children at a Koranic school in Mogadishu amid fresh fighting between Somali troops and militants.
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Uganda vows revenge on al-Shabab

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 9:21
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni says he will crush Somalia's al-Shabab over Sunday's deadly Kampala blasts which killed 74 people.
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Al-Shabab 'behind' Uganda blasts

Monday, July 12th 2010, 20:51
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it was behind twin blasts which hit the Ugandan capital on Sunday, killing 74 people.
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UN urged to provide Somalia force

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 12:49
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

East African leaders renew their calls to the UN to replace the beleaguered African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
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