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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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Kenya allows drought refugee camp

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 19:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya has agreed to open a new refugee camp near its border with Somalia, as thousands flee the region's worst drought in 60 years.
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Failed state

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 10:08

Years of conflict have left Somalia unable to cope with drought
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VIDEO: Africa drought: What you need to know

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 21:51

BBC Somali's editor Yusuf-Garaad Omar talks about the situation in the region.
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UK charities step up Somalia aid

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British aid agencies prepare to expand their activities in Somalia to help some of the 10 million people at risk of starvation in East Africa.
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Aid supplies boosted in Somalia

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:56
related places: Mogadishu

An Islamic aid agency starts distributing aid in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, following the lifting of a ban on aid work by al-Shabab militants.
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VIDEO: Why is this Kenyan refugee camp empty?

Monday, July 11th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Kenya to open its Ifo II camp to refugees escaping drought and war in Somalia.
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VIDEO: Kenya urged to open refugee camp

Monday, July 11th 2011, 13:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Kenya to open a new camp for people fleeing drought and war in Somalia.
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Kenya pressed over drought camp

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The UN refugee agency head urges Kenya's president to open a new camp for people fleeing drought and war in Somalia but a meeting between the pair is cancelled.
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Somalis flee drought to Mogadishu

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 12:05
related places: Mogadishu

Somalis fleeing from the country's worsening drought are converging on the capital, Mogadishu, ruined by 20 years of civil war.
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VIDEO: Refugees flood into Somali camps

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 8:49

The head of the UN refugee agency has described food shortages in Somali refugee camps are "the worst humanitarian disaster" in the world today.
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UN calls for aid inside Somalia

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 21:38

UN refugee agency head Antonio Guterres tells the BBC he wants international agencies to go into Somalia to help drought victims.
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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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