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Somali wedding 'raided by AU troops'

Friday, August 14th 2015, 16:52
related places: Merca

African Union forces allegedly killed six members of a family at a wedding in Somalia's port town of Merca last month, Human Rights Watch says.
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UK firm faces Somalia payments probe

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 22:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.
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Kenya's Garissa campus 'must reopen'

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Garissa

Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group.
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'German bomber' struck Somali hotel

Monday, July 27th 2015, 18:15
related countries: Germany Germany

A German of Somali origin is suspected to have been the suicide bomber who struck a hotel in Somalia, an intelligence officer says.
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VIDEO: Somalia hotel terror blast kills 13

Monday, July 27th 2015, 0:57
related places: Mogadishu

A devastating explosion has killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 40 others at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Deadly blast rocks Mogadishu hotel

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 21:17
related places: Mogadishu

At least 13 people are killed as a huge bomb explodes at a hotel in the Somali capital that is often used by officials and foreign diplomats.
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Somali militants lose more territory

Friday, July 24th 2015, 14:46

Somali forces backed by African Union troops retake another key stronghold from Islamist militants al-Shabab as part of a renewed offensive.
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Militants lose Somalia stronghold

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 16:53

Somali forces backed by African Union troops retake one of the last remaining strongholds of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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'Fifty girls' taken from UK for FGM

Friday, July 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland Yard says it has begun an investigation into reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation.
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Somali militants 'killed by drone'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 14:12

At least two senior commanders from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab have been killed in a drone strike in south-west Somalia, residents say.
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Somalia sues over Kenyan sea border

Monday, July 13th 2015, 12:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Somali government submits its dispute with Kenya over their sea border to the International Court of Justice.
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Militants attack Somalia hotels

Friday, July 10th 2015, 17:59
related places: Mogadishu

At least five people in the Somali capital Mogadishu have been killed in a militant attack on two hotels as the Ramadan fast was ending for the day.
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Al-Shabab raid kills Kenya workers

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

At least 14 people are killed in a gun attack by Islamist group al-Shabab near Kenya's border with Somalia.
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Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base

Monday, June 29th 2015, 11:38

Al-Shabab militants kill at least five soldiers in an overnight attack on an army base in the southern Somali port of Kismayo, local officials tell the BBC.
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Militants storm Somalia military base

Friday, June 26th 2015, 10:37

At least 30 people are killed as al-Shabab gunmen attack a military base used by African Union peacekeepers in southern Somalia, witnesses say.
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Diplomat convoy hit by Somalia bomb

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 12:53
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Mogadishu

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Somalia narrowly escapes an al-Shabab suicide attack that kills 12 people in Mogadishu, reports say.
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Al-Shabab launches Mogadishu attack

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 11:16
related places: Mogadishu

At least three die as Somali jihadist group al-Shabab launches an attack on intelligence headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Kenya to unban money transfer firms

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 14:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta promises to unban Somalia-linked money firms once the central bank sets new guidelines for their operations.
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Al-Shabab enters Kenyan village

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab enters a remote village in north-eastern Kenya, forcing schools to close and people to flee, residents say.
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Somali MP killed in Mogadishu attack

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 21:53
related places: Mogadishu

A Somali MP is shot dead in the capital Mogadishu in an attack by suspected Islamists, one of a number of violent incidents in the war-torn country.
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Mogadishu's Lido beach: Sun, surf and... grenades?

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 23:01
related places: Mogadishu

Sun, surf... and grenades in Mogadishu
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Al-Shabab: A defector's story

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:13

How I broke ranks with Somalia's militant Islamists
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Kerry in historic visit to Mogadishu

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 15:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

John Kerry becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the Somali capital Mogadishu, which is recovering from years of conflict
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Somalia bans al-Shabab name in media

Monday, May 4th 2015, 11:57

Somalia bans journalists from using the name al-Shabab - instead they have to refer to it as Ugus "the Group that Massacres the Somali People".
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Al-Shabab kills man for blasphemy

Friday, April 24th 2015, 18:11

The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has killed a man for "insulting the prophet Muhammed", witnesses tell the BBC.
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Bomb explodes at Somali restaurant

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 12:09
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb explodes outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing 11 people near the Central Hotel.
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Deadly attack on UN in Somalia

Monday, April 20th 2015, 11:28

A bomb attack on a UN vehicle in Somalia's Puntland region kills at least seven people, police say.
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Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 16:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militants are recruiting heavily in north-eastern Kenya, according to evidence gathered by the BBC.
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Seventeen killed in Somalia raid

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 16:59
related places: Mogadishu

Seventeen people die as Al-Shabab militants storm a government complex in Somalia's capital, blowing a hole in the building with a car bomb.
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Kenya stampede over terror scare

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 11:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A student dies in a Kenyan stampede after a blast mistaken for a terrorist attack, as activists condemn calls to close a Somali refugee camp.
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Kenya tells UN to close Dadaab camp

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Garissa

Kenya's deputy president tells the UN to close the Dadaab refugee camp for Somalis after 147 students in Garissa were killed by Somali militants.
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Somalia bounty on al-Shabab leaders

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 18:20

Somalia's government offers rewards for information leading to the capture of the top 11 commanders of the militant Islamist al-Shabab group.
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Kenya bombs Somalia al-Shabab bases

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's air force bombs al-Shabab bases in Somalia following the militant group's onslaught on Garissa University last week which left 148 people dead.
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Gunmen seize hostages in Kenya

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Garissa

Gunmen from the militant Islamist group al-Shabab kill at least 15 people and take students hostage after storming a university in Kenya.
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Yemenis seek refuge in Somalia

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 18:06
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Dozens of Yemenis cross the Gulf of Aden to get to Djibouti and Somalia to escape fighting and Saudi air strikes, the UN refugee agency says.
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Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 11:15
related places: Mogadishu

At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab
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Ten dead in Somali hotel attack

Friday, March 27th 2015, 23:30
related places: Mogadishu

Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.
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US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

The Pentagon confirms that a US drone strike in Somalia killed an al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar, a suspect in the 2013 Kenya mall attack.
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Somali militants raid government base

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 12:52
related places: Baidoa

At least eight people are killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants on a fortified government compound in the town of Baidoa, southern Somalia.
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Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

Friday, February 27th 2015, 18:49
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
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Shopping mall terror threat 'serious'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 21:16
related countries: United States United States

The head of US homeland security urges vigilance after Somali-based militants call for attacks on shopping centres in the US, Canada and Britain.
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VIDEO: Deadly attack at Somali hotel

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:43
related places: Mogadishu

At least 20 people, including senior government officials, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali officials killed at prayers

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:18
related places: Mogadishu

Some 20 people, including senior officials, are killed in an al-Shabab attack during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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VIDEO: Life in Somalia is funnier than you might think

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 3:04

The Somali whose irreverent humour made her a global star
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