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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

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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Powerful Somali warlord 'on the run'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 11:21
related places: Mogadishu

A Somali militia commander says he is on the run after a government operation to disarm him prompted the fiercest clashes in Mogadishu since 2011.
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VIDEO: Is al-Shabab recruiting in Kenya?

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The BBC's Dennis Okari investigates reports that al-Shabab is recruiting Kenyans and training them in Somalia
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Kenya arrests 'al-Shabab suspect'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 10:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police have arrested an official from Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab who is believed to be an ex-journalist, sources tell the BBC.
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Somali MP shot dead outside mosque

Friday, August 1st 2014, 17:27

A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.
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Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 12:58

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.
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Somali musician-MP is shot dead

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 16:54
related places: Mogadishu

Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.
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'Beat pirates with roads, not ships'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 0:53

Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.
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Somalia's security chiefs sacked

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 11:49

Somalia's police and intelligence chiefs are sacked following militant Islamist group al-Shabab's assault on the presidential palace.
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Somali militants attack palace

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 19:27
related places: Mogadishu

Islamist al-Shabab militants attack the presidential palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and enter the heavily fortified compound.
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VIDEO: Car bomb targets Somali parliament

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 17:38
related places: Mogadishu

At least four people have been killed by a suicide car bomb near Somalia's parliament in Mogadishu.
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Somalia car bomb targets parliament

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 11:07

A powerful suicide car bomb kills at least four people near Somalia's parliament, police and Somali media say.
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US details military role in Somalia

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

The United States has for the first time in recent years given details of its military presence inside Somalia, the BBC's Mark Doyle reports.
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Al-Shabab assassinates Somali MP

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 10:01
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab kills a prominent MP and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali militants attack siege town

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 11:49

At least two soldiers from the AU are killed in an Islamist militant attack on a town in central Somalia which has been under siege since March.
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Kenyan warplanes 'bomb al-Shabab'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan fighter jets bomb the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia, killing more than 80 of its fighters, the African Union (AU) says.
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Somali militants impose dress code

Friday, June 13th 2014, 9:52

Somalia's al-Shabab militants round up around 100 women and order them to comply with a strict Islamic dress code or risk being whipped.
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Ex-envoy: Syria 'to be failed state'

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria could become a "failed state" similar to Somalia, former UN envoy to the country Lakhdar Brahimi warns.
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Hijacked sailors freed in Somalia

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 21:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Eleven crew members of a Malaysian-registered ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010 are freed.
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VIDEO: Somalia parliament attack kills 10

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 17:53
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 people have been killed during an attack on the Somali parliament in the capital, Mogadishu, as Mark Doyle reports.
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Militants attack Somali parliament

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 14:22
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 people are reported killed as al-Shabab militants attack parliament in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Somali children 'at death's door'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 15:49

More than 50,000 malnourished children in Somalia are at "death's door" less than three years after a famine, a group of aid agencies warns.
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Deadly blast strikes Somali capital

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 14:07
related places: Mogadishu

At least six people are killed in a bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which the al-Shabab militant group says it carried out.
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Anger over Somali diplomat's arrest

Monday, April 28th 2014, 13:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia condemns the arrest of one of its diplomats in Kenya during a security operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists.
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Somali shock over 'lost' stowaway

Friday, April 25th 2014, 19:29
related countries: United States United States

The mother of a Somali teenager who survived a US flight in a wheel well tells of her relief to discover that the son she has not seen for six years is alive.
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Plane stowaway 'going to Somalia'

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 20:38
related countries: United States United States

The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.
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MP killed by car bomb in Somalia

Monday, April 21st 2014, 11:49
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb kills an MP and injures another in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the government hosts a security conference.
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The man who helps Somali firms grow

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 23:18

The expat investor helping businesses in Somalia
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Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 0:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
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Kenyan aid workers 'free' in Somalia

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Kenyan aid workers are found "lost and disorientated" in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says.
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Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 17:28
related places: Mogadishu

Some Somalis are experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched in Mogadishu over the last week, an internet provider says.
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ID cards prove fishermen 'not pirates'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 8:14

Somali fishermen receive official ID cards to help distinguish them from pirates.
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Kenya sends back 'illegal' Somalis

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 12:33

Kenya sends back 82 Somalis to Somalia after launching a massive security force operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists.
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Briton one of two Somalia UN dead

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is one of two foreign United Nations workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office has said.
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'Al-Shabab recruiter' shot in Kenya

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

A radical Muslim cleric in Kenya, accused by the UN of recruiting for Somali militants, is shot dead outside Mombasa, police and witnesses say.
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Kenya restricts Somali refugees

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya has ordered all urban-based Somali refugees to move into designated camps because of "emergency security challenges", a minister says.
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