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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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Pregnant migrant to return to Australia

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 9:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Nauru Nauru

A pregnant Somali woman who says she was raped in Australia's refugee detention camp in Nauru is to be flown back to Australia.
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Australia row over pregnant migrant

Monday, October 19th 2015, 9:09
related countries: Australia Australia, Nauru Nauru

Australia insists it properly handled the case of a pregnant migrant who was deported back to Nauru without having an abortion she had requested.
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Somali president's nephew shot dead

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:43
related places: Mogadishu

The nephew of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, in an attack by Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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Musicians arrested over Somali flag

Monday, September 28th 2015, 17:08

Members of one of Somaliland's best-known groups, the Horn Stars, are under arrest for allegedly waving Somalia's flag during a concert.
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British troops for Somalia mission

Monday, September 28th 2015, 9:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dozens of British troops are to be deployed to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamist militants, David Cameron announces.
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Deadly blast near Somali presidency

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:23
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb explodes at the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least six people, witnesses say.
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UAE woman sues Kenya over 'rendition'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 18:23
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) woman is suing the Kenyan authorities, saying she was kidnapped by police, taken to Somalia and Ethiopia, and tortured.
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US reopens Somalia mission in Kenya

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The US reopens its mission to Somalia in Kenya, the latest step in restoring diplomatic ties since it withdrew from the country two decades ago.
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Ugandan bodies flown home from Somalia

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been flown back home.
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Al-Shabab attacks AU military base

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 15:53

Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Changing times in Somalia's 'pirate village'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are warnings about a new outbreak of piracy off Somalia's coast in spite of an international naval taskforce and UK backed efforts to build stability onshore in the Horn of Africa.
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Somalia warns of return to piracy

Monday, August 31st 2015, 11:34

Why piracy could return to Somalia
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Troops charged over Somalia deaths

Friday, August 21st 2015, 16:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Three Ugandan soldiers have been charged over the killing last month of civilians at a wedding in Somalia, the African Union says.
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Kenya names 'al-Shabab recruiters'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 18:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police name three men it believes to be the major recruiters of young Kenyans to Islamist terror groups, especially Somalia's al-Shabab.
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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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