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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.

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Somalia: news

'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:48

Piracy at sea is at its lowest level in six years, with 264 attacks recorded - a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, a maritime watchdog says.
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Kenya planes 'kill Somali militants'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 9:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's military says it has carried out an air strike on an Islamist camp in Somalia, killing 30 militants, including al-Shabab commanders.
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Somali militants issue internet ban

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:20

Islamist militants in Somalia issue a directive banning firms from providing internet services, as the country prepares for the arrival of fibre optic broadband.
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New Puntland leader wins by one vote

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

A US-trained economist is elected the president of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland, defeating incumbent Abdirahman Farole by one vote.
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Somali soldier executed over murder

Monday, January 6th 2014, 14:14
related places: Mogadishu

A firing squad executes a soldier in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after a military court convicts him of murdering a school pupil last year.
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VIDEO: Meet the Somali masters of ice

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:27

The African team taking on a surprising winter sport
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Deadly car bombs hit Mogadishu hotel

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 23:46
related places: Mogadishu

Two car bombs kill at least 10 people at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab Islamist militants.
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Losing glasses puts Somalia in focus

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 0:00

The pair of glasses lost on the battlefield - and returned
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Soldiers killed in Mogadishu blast

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:56
related places: Mogadishu

At least 11 people, including six soldiers, are killed by a remote-controlled bomb in a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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Somali pop idol offers escape to the youth

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 2:15
related places: Mogadishu

Where contestants face worse than Simon Cowell
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Somalia to rebuild national library

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 18:12
related places: Mogadishu

The national library in Mogadishu, currently in ruins after years of conflict, is to be rebuilt in Somalia, the government announces.
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'Doctors killed' in Somalia ambush

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Mogadishu

Three Syrian doctors and their Somali colleague are shot dead in an ambush near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell the BBC.
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Gunmen kill Kenyan police in ambush

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 19:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Gunmen kill eight Kenyans, including five policemen, after ambushing a police patrol near the border with Somalia, police say.
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Somalia sentence for 'rape victim'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 20:34

A court in Somalia gives a suspended jail term to a 19-year-old woman who alleged she was raped, and fines the journalist who reported her story.
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Somalia aid bodies 'paid al-Shabab'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 11:27

Aid agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control during the 2011 famine, two think tanks say.
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Somali PM loses confidence vote

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 13:53

Somalia's PM loses a vote of confidence in parliament after 13 months in office, in what is seen as a blow to efforts to stabilise the country.
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Somali woman arrested for rape claim

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:33

A woman is arrested in the Somali capital after she alleged in a video interview posted online that she had been raped at gunpoint by colleagues.
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VIDEO: Under fire from Somalia's al Shabab

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:31

A road in Somalia has become a deadly battleground between African Union troops and the Islamist group al Shabab.
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Under fire on a dangerous Somali road

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:00

BBC experiences dangers faced by Somalia peacekeepers
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Westgate attackers 'drove to Kenya'

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The four militants in the Westgate attack travelled to Kenya overland from Somalia, where they probably trained together, a Western official says.
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Bomber attacks Somali AU police base

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 13:16
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Beledweyne

At least 19 people are killed in an al-Shabab attack on an African Union base in the strategic Somali town Beledweyne, officials say.
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Somali pirates jailed over US deaths

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

A US court jails two Somali pirates for life for their role in the killing of four Americans aboard a yacht off the Horn of Africa in 2011.
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In pictures: Somali cyclone floods in Puntland

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:15

Cyclone in Somalia's Puntland region causes extensive flooding
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Somalia cyclone: 140 confirmed dead

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:25

A cyclone that hit Somalia's north-eastern Puntland region is known to have killed 140 people, but the number could reach 300, the government says.
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Cyclone-hit Somalia a 'disaster'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 19:13

Somalia's government declares the region of Puntland hit by a cyclone a disaster area, amid unconfirmed reports that about 300 people have died.
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Somalia bans slaughter of animals

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 19:12
related places: Mogadishu

A ban on slaughtering animals anywhere except at a central abattoir comes into force in the Somali capital as part of moves to improve hygiene.
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Cyclone 'kills up to 100' in Somalia

Monday, November 11th 2013, 18:08

A tropical cyclone that hit the north-eastern Somali region of Puntland over the weekend killed up to 100 people, the regional lead tells the BBC.
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Somalia gets emergency police number

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:49
related places: Mogadishu

Police in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, launch an emergency police telephone service for the first time in more than 20 years.
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'Suicide attack' at Mogadishu hotel

Friday, November 8th 2013, 22:32
related places: Mogadishu

At least six people have been killed and 15 injured after a suspected suicide attack at a hotel in Somalia's capital, the interior minister tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Arrest after Lampedusa tragedy

Friday, November 8th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

A Somali man has been arrested in Italy in connection with October's boat disaster off the island of Lampedusa in which more than 350 migrants died.
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Somali held over Lampedusa tragedy

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Italian police arrest a 24-year-old Somali man in connection with last month's boat disaster off Lampedusa in which 366 African migrants died.
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Somali remittances granted reprieve

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 13:43

Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction preventing Barclays from cutting its banking services.
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Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 19:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Six Somali men are convicted of piracy and weapons possession by a Spanish court after they attempt to board a Spanish warship off Somalia in 2012.
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Top Islamists 'killed' in Somalia

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 9:21

An air strike in southern Somalia kills two senior commanders of militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, residents tell the BBC.
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Somali police storm radio station

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 17:48
related places: Mogadishu

Police in Somalia storm the Mogadishu headquarters of the independent radio station, Shabelle, forcing it off air.
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Al-Shabab commander 'had time in UK'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A senior Islamist militant who was the target of a recent abortive US special forces raid in Somalia had spent time in the UK, his friends tell the BBC.
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Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A list of almost 50 people from Britain who have links to Somali militants al-Shabab - and related organisations - is compiled by the BBC.
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Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Combined Maritime Force, under British command, catches pirates believed to have been responsible for two attacks off the Somali coast.
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Deadly Somali bomb targets soldiers

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 13:23
related places: Beledweyne

At least 16 people are killed after a suicide bomber blows himself up in a crowded restaurant in the central Somali town of Beledweyne.
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UK Muslims warned of militant threat

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Muslims who speak out against extremism are being warned they could be targeted by members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
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Somali pirate arrested in sting

Monday, October 14th 2013, 19:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A suspected Somali pirate leader is arrested in Belgium after being lured there by undercover agents who said they wanted to make a film about him.
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Shabab fighters deploy after US raid

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:47
related countries: United States United States

Somali militant group al-Shabab sends extra fighters to the town of Barawe, where US commandos tried to seize one of its leaders on Saturday, residents tell the BBC.
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US commandos hit Islamists in Africa

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US special forces carry out two separate raids in Africa - capturing al-Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby in Libya and targeting al-Shabab in Somalia.
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