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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

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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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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