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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 bank to halt Somalia transfers

Friday, February 6th 2015, 12:05

A California bank is to close its money transfer service to Somalia over concerns the funds are being channelled to militants.
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May wins rapist deportation appeal

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 13:17

A ruling that prevented the deportation of a Somali man who raped a pregnant woman is successfully challenged by the home secretary.
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Kenya teachers strike over al-Shabab

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 19:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

About 700 teachers in Kenya are refusing to return to work in the north-east of the country fearing attacks by Somali Islamist militants.
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Car bomb blast outside Somali hotel

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 13:59

A car bomb explodes killing three people in the Somali capital outside a hotel where Turkish delegates were preparing for the visit of their president.
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Ethiopia 'terror plotters' jailed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 10:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British citizens and a Somali man are jailed in Ethiopia for trying to establish an Islamic state, a radio affiliated to the government reports.
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Somali militants kill 'CIA spies'

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 18:38

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has killed by firing squad four men accused of spying for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
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Deadly suicide bomb rocks Mogadishu

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 18:41
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb attack by the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab kills four people near Mogadishu airport.
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US strike 'killed al-Shabab chief'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

US and Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.
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US strike targets al-Shabab leader

Monday, December 29th 2014, 22:28
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says that the US military has carried out an air strike targeting a senior al-Shabab leader in Somalia.
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Top al-Shabab militant 'surrenders'

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 17:16

Top al-Shabab militant Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, one of the US's most wanted men, gives himself up, Somali officials say.
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AU troops killed in al-Shabab attack

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 21:28
related places: Mogadishu

African Union troops regain control of their base in the Somali capital Mogadishu after an al-Shabab attack that killed three peacekeepers.
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Somali women die in 'revenge attack'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 13:07

A soldier in Somalia avenges the killing of his wife - also a soldier - by shooting dead five women related to militant Islamists, an official says.
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Somalia PM to resign after vote

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 16:57

Somalia's Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, accepts a parliament vote asking him to resign which observers say is part of a political battle with the president.
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Somalia bombs kill seven in Baidoa

Friday, December 5th 2014, 18:36
related places: Baidoa

At least seven people are killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in Somalia's southern town of Baidoa, police say.
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France told to compensate pirates

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:32
related countries: France France

The European Court of Human Rights tells France to pay thousands of euros to Somali pirates because of judicial delays.
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Somali bomb explodes near UN convoy

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:44
related places: Mogadishu

At least four people have been killed in a bomb attack targeting a UN convoy near the airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police say.
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Kenya chiefs replaced after massacre

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 22:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's president replaces his interior minister and police chief following a massacre by Islamist group al-Shabab in which 36 were killed.
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Kenyans flee after militant attack

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 16:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mandera

Hundreds of people flee to a military airstrip in Kenya's Mandera region after the deadly weekend bus attack by Somali militants.
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VIDEO: Militants claim Kenya bus attack

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
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Militants claim deadly Kenya attack

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 18:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Militants from Somali group al-Shabab say they attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people, in revenge for security raids on mosques.
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VIDEO: Kenya bus attack leaves 28 dead

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 12:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least 28 people on board a bus near the border with Somalia.
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Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:47

An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
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Somalia orders UK passport seizure

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court in Somalia orders the seizure of a local radio station owner's UK passport after he is accused of threatening national security.
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Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 14:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Netherlands Netherlands

A popular Somali band is forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands after Kenya revokes its refugee status, its lead singer tells the BBC.
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Somalia launches postal service

Monday, October 13th 2014, 18:16

Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.
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Somalia's first cash machine opens

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine is installed in a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, allowing people to withdraw money in US dollars.
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Somali forces control key port

Monday, October 6th 2014, 14:39

Somali government and African Union forces have taken full control of the last port city held by militant Islamists, officials say.
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Somali troops 'capture key port'

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 17:50

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces capture a major stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists, the port of Barawe.
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VIDEO: Somali town captured from al-Shabab

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:18

A key stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists has been captured by Somali government troops backed by African Union forces, local officials say.
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Norway honours Somalia activist

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 18:50
related countries: Norway Norway

A Somali-born campaigner against female genital mutilation, Safia Abdi Haase, receives a prestigious award in Norway.
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Somali militants 'leaving key base'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 15:04

Al-Qaeda-aligned militants are withdrawing from their last major stronghold on Somalia's southern coast, residents in Barawe tell the BBC.
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Battle over Somali mountains

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:28

Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
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Mogadishu residents 'feeling safer'

Monday, September 29th 2014, 15:36
related places: Mogadishu

Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, a survey says.
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Somali pirates 'fight over ransom'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 18:53

At least five people die in Somalia in clashes between pirates fighting over a ransom paid for a recently released hostage, sources tell the BBC.
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Kidnapped reporter freed in Somalia

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:11
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.
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Suicide attack 'kills 12' in Somalia

Monday, September 8th 2014, 17:56

A suicide bomber kills 12 people in an attack aimed at African Union troops in Somalia - the first attack since al-Shabab's leader was killed.
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Germany arrests al-Shabab suspects

Monday, September 8th 2014, 15:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Frankfurt

Germany arrests three of its nationals suspected of ties to Somalia's militant Islamist al-Shabab group at Frankfurt airport, prosecutors say.
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Somali girls 'raped' by AU troops

Monday, September 8th 2014, 10:44
related places: Mogadishu

African Union (AU) troops have raped women and girls seeking medical aid or water from their bases in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a rights group says.
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New al-Shabab leader announced

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 18:54
related countries: United States United States

Somali Islamists al-Shabab name Sheikh Ahmad Umar as successor to leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US recent air strike.
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US confirms al-Shabab leader killed

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon says.
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Somalia offers Islamists amnesty

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

Somalia's government offers an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.
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US targets al-Shabab's leader

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
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Fear over Somali radio closure

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 18:21

The manager of a radio station in Somalia tells the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air, accusing it of spreading hate messages.
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VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

Monday, August 18th 2014, 12:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.
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