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VIDEO: Somali refugee: 'All my friends died'

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 22:33

The few survivors of a boat carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees that capsized in the Mediterranean, have been speaking of their ordeal.
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Mass migrant drowning in Med - survivors

Monday, April 18th 2016, 21:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Hundreds of migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors tell the BBC, although there is no official confirmation.
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AU troops kill Somali civilians

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 14:51

African Union (AU) kill four civilians travelling in a car in southern Somalia, sparking protests.
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Five killed in Somalia car bomb attack

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:41
related places: Mogadishu

At least five people are killed after a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant near a local government building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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US targets al-Shabab chief in Somalia

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says a drone strike has targeted a vehicle carrying three al-Shabab militants in Somalia, including a key figure, Hassan Ali Dhoore.
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'Somalia-bound' ship of weapons seized

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 13:41
related countries: France France, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean seize a ship of weapons they say was heading towards Somalia in breach of a UN arms embargo
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US forces in Somalia raid on al-Shabab

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 23:17

US troops took part in a raid on the Islamist militant al-Shabab group alongside Somali troops, American officials say.
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US 'exaggerated' al-Shabab deaths

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 12:39
related countries: United States United States

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab dismisses as exaggerated US claims that more than 150 of its fighters were killed in an air strike in Somalia.
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US strike 'kills 150 Somali militants'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 19:33
related countries: United States United States

More than 150 militants are killed in a US air strike on an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia, US officials say.
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Somali journalist who struck fear into his colleagues

Friday, March 4th 2016, 12:16

Somalia's al-Shabab journalist who helped murder ex-colleagues
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Al-Shabab journalist sentenced to death

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 19:06

A Somali military court sentences to death a former journalist accused of helping al-Shabab murder five of his fellow reporters.
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Al-Shabab claims Somali football attack

Monday, February 29th 2016, 11:35

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out Sunday's attack on people gathered to watch English football on TV that killed at least 30 people.
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Deadly attack on hotel in Somalia

Friday, February 26th 2016, 22:24
related places: Mogadishu

Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.
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Al-Shabab killed '180 Kenyan troops'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 14:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's president says 180 Kenyan troops were killed when militant Islamists attacked their base in southern Somalia last month - a figure denied by Kenya.
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Al-Shabab intelligence chief 'killed'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 11:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan air strike kills the intelligence chief of Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab, an army statement says.
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Al-Shabab claims Somalia plane attack

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 14:38

Somalia's main Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a bomb attack on a passenger plane that blew a huge hole in its fuselage.
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New questions for African force in Somalia

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 0:11

Deadly attack raises questions for African forces in Somalia
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Video 'shows Somalia plane bomber'

Monday, February 8th 2016, 17:52

Somali intelligence officials release a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say concealed a bomb that blew a hole into a passenger plane.
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Somali children 'face death' over drought

Monday, February 8th 2016, 15:09

More than 50,000 children in Somalia "face death" because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says.
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Somali airliner 'was holed by bomb'

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 17:20

A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
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Somali troops 'retake' key port city

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 15:44
related places: Merca

Somalia's military has retaken Merca from al-Shabab militants who entered the port city on Friday, residents there say.
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Al-Shabab 'retakes' key Somali port

Friday, February 5th 2016, 18:34
related places: Merca

Islamist militant group al-Shabab retakes Somalia's port city of Merca according to residents, while the African Union forces insist they still have control of the town
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Passenger missing from Somalia plane

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 14:21
related places: Mogadishu

A passenger on the plane forced to land at Mogadishu airport because of a gaping hole in the fuselage is confirmed missing by the Somali airline.
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Somalia investigates 'plane explosion'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 17:45
related places: Mogadishu

An investigation is launched in Somalia after a plane made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in its fuselage in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali plane lands with hole in its side

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 17:02
related places: Mogadishu

A passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, with a gaping hole in its fuselage.
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'No progress on African corruption'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa

Somalia tops the list of most corrupt countries in the world and no progress is seen in Nigeria and South Africa, says Transparency International.
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'I saved boy of 10' from Somalia attack

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 17:30
related places: Mogadishu

A survivor of Thursday's attack on a beach restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu describes how he and his friends went back to save a 10-year-old boy caught up in the violence.
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Kenya military 'warned' over Somalia attack

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 10:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan forces in Somalia were warned of an impending al-Shabab attack 45 days before the group overran one of their bases, a Somali general says.
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Somali forces end restaurant siege

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 8:07
related places: Mogadishu

Somali security forces retake control of a popular beachside restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu, after an attack by Islamist militants that left 20 killed.
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Al-Shabab seizes army base in Somalia

Friday, January 15th 2016, 11:19

Al-Shabab militants overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, saying it has killed dozens of Kenyan soldiers in fierce fighting
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Somalia's 13-year-old inventor finds fame

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 2:10

The Somali boy creating battery-powered models from scrap
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Trump defiant after al-Shabab video

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 9:36
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump again defends his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US after it is used for propaganda by al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.
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Al-Shabab uses Trump in propaganda film

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 13:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab releases a propaganda video which uses footage of the US presidential hopeful Donald Trump calling for a ban on Muslims.
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A tale of two Alis

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 1:43

A child refugee in 1993 meets a Somali alone in Europe today
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Somalia bans Christmas celebrations

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 11:56

Somalia's government bans the celebration of Christmas, warning that such Christian festivities could threaten the nation's Muslim faith.
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Three killed in Somali car bomb blast

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 17:24
related places: Mogadishu

Three people have been killed and many others injured by a car bomb in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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TV debut for Somali football

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 17:00
related places: Horseed

A Somali football match is broadcast live on television for the first time, with military club Horseed beating police team Heegan 2-1.
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US al-Shabab militant held in Somalia

Monday, December 7th 2015, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

A long-time US member of al-Shabab is arrested while trying to escape the group in Somalia, a local official tells the BBC.
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Pirates attack foreign ships off Somalia

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran, Thailand Thailand

Pirates have attacked Thai and Iranian fishing trawlers off Somalia's coast, seizing the crew of one of them, maritime experts and residents say.
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Can Ethiopia’s railway bring peace to Somalia?

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 0:42

Can Ethiopia’s railway bring peace to Somalia?
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Refugees killed as Somali forces clash

Monday, November 16th 2015, 17:44

At least 11 people are killed in crossfire when Somali security forces clash over who is in charge at a refugee camp, witnesses say.
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US reward for al-Shabab leaders

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:44
related countries: United States United States

The US government offers a reward of $27m for information on the whereabouts of six leaders of Somalia's al-Shabab militant group.
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Somalia to deport illegal migrants

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 14:22

A Somali court orders the deportation of 27 Kenyans found to be in the country illegally, the first time in 25 years that such a ruling has been made.
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Fifteen killed in Somalia hotel attack

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 9:41
related places: Mogadishu

Al-Shabab Islamist militants kill at least 15 people, including a former senior general, in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Yemen refugees choosing to return to a failed state

Friday, October 30th 2015, 1:02
related countries: Yemen Yemen

When fleeing to Somalia is better than staying in Yemen
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