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Gunmen launch fatal Somali hotel attack

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 13:17
related places: Mogadishu

Ten people were killed and more than 50 wounded in an attack at a Somali hotel, says a minister.
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Outrage over Somali gang-rape video

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 14:51

Funds are raised for a teenage Somali girl gang raped by six teenagers who posted photos online.
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Mogadishu to Ottawa

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:19
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Mogadishu, Toronto

One man's journey from Mogadishu to Toronto and Parliament Hill.
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Somali town bans lavish wedding spending

Friday, January 13th 2017, 12:34

A Somali town tries limits the cost of weddings, saying married young men are less likely to migrate.
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Somalia conflict: Deadly blast rocks Mogadishu port area

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 7:41
related places: Mogadishu

A powerful blast kills at least 16 people near the port of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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First US Somali lawmaker gets 'Islamophobic threats' in taxi

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

The first US Somali lawmaker says she was subjected to "hateful" anti-Muslim threats from a taxi driver.
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The women saving Somalia’s mothers

Monday, December 5th 2016, 1:04

Despite not having been paid for months, these surgeons are fighting for lives on childbirth wards.
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Trump says Ohio campus attacker 'should not have been in' US

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

Donald Trump says the Ohio campus attacker, a Somali refugee, "should not have been in our country".
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Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

Police have not ruled out terror as a motive in Monday's attack at Ohio State University.
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Ohio campus attack: What happened?

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student on campus, say US officials.
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Muslim teen first to compete in hijab for Miss Minnesota

Monday, November 28th 2016, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

A Somali-American woman becomes the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota while fully clothed in every round.
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Somalia car bomb: Blast rips through Mogadishu market

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 13:44
related places: Mogadishu

At least 11 are killed and 16 others injured as a car bomb hits a busy market in Mogadishu.
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Local muscle

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 1:01

Could strong local forces who know the territory be the answer Somalia's security crisis?
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Somali man's journey from refugee to MP

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 15:26

A Somali man born in a refugee camp defeats a government minister to become a member of parliament.
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Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over 'lack of support'

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 15:42
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia withdraws troops from Somalia, where they had been fighting Islamist militants, and blames a lack of international support.
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'Al-Shabab attack' on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 12:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mandera

At least 12 people, including two actors, die in an attack in Kenya, which Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out.
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Somali pirates' hostages 'ate rats' to survive

Monday, October 24th 2016, 7:51

A group of sailors freed after being held by Somali pirates for nearly five years ate rats to survive, one survivor tells the BBC.
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Emotional return for 'forgotten' pirate hostages

Monday, October 24th 2016, 6:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.
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Somalia pirates' hostages freed after five years

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 14:55

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.
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Somali militants attack key town of Afgoye near capital

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 19:32

There has been fierce fighting near the Somali capital Mogadishu after fighters from the militant group al-Shabab overran a key town.
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Kansas mosque: Three men accused of plot to bomb Somalis

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 0:52

Three men have been charged with plotting to bomb a Kansas apartment building and mosque where Somali immigrants live and worshipped.
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Somalia says US air strike killed civilians not al-Shabab

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 19:48
related countries: United States United States

A Somali regional government official has demanded an explanation from the US after 22 civilians and Somali soldiers were allegedly killed in an airstrike.
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Danger ahead

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:47

A mother-of-three inspires thousands by walking 250km across Somalia to prove the country finally has peace.
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Somalia children going hungry, says UN

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 19:20

Nearly five million people in Somalia are without enough food due to poor rainfall, flash floods and internal displacement.
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Minnesota stabbings: Somali Americans warn of alienation

Monday, September 19th 2016, 12:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A mass stabbing attack by a Somali-American teenager in Minnesota has increased the pressure on a community where some feel counter-terrorism tactics are alienating at-risk Muslim youth.
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Somalia general killed by al-Shabab suicide car bomber

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 14:47
related places: Mogadishu

An al-Shabab suicide attacker kills a Somali general and several of his bodyguards with a car bomb in Mogadishu.
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Dadaab camp closure: Repatriation of Somali refugees 'fails to meet international standards'

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 4:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya does not meet international standards for voluntary return, a rights group says.
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Somalia imposes Kenyan khat import ban

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's ban on Kenyan flights carrying the herbal stimulant khat comes into force, with no explanation as to why or how long it will be in place.
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Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu's SYL Hotel

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 16:12
related places: Mogadishu

A truck bomb explodes outside a hotel in Somalia's capital, killing 22 people in a heavily secured area close to the presidential palace.
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Somalia attack: Gunman storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu

Friday, August 26th 2016, 2:20
related places: Mogadishu

At least seven people are killed in a bomb and gun attack on a beach restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Somalia attack: Mogadishu suicide bomber 'was ex-MP'

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 13:33
related places: Mogadishu

A former MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday's deadly attacks in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, militants say.
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Somalia attack: Twin car bombs explode by Mogadishu airport

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 11:41
related places: Mogadishu

At least 13 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near the main entrance of the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police say.
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Ten killed in Mogadishu airport blasts in Somalia

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 11:30
related places: Mogadishu

Two large explosions have targeted the main entrance to the airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalia: Tributes to minister killed in al-Shabab hotel attack

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 14:03
related places: Mogadishu

Tributes have been paid to Somalia's environment minister who was among the 15 killed in an attack by the Islamist group al-Shabab in a hotel in Mogadishu.
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Car bomb attack on hotel in Somalia

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 3:57
related places: Mogadishu

At least 14 people are killed in an explosion at a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 18:40
related places: Mogadishu

Somali forces have retaken a hotel stormed by Al-Shabab militants in the capital, Mogadishu, in an attack that left at least 14 dead, police say.
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Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65m, says UN

Monday, June 20th 2016, 8:36
related countries: Syria Syria

More than 65m people worldwide are displaced by conflict and war, the UN refugee agency says, half from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.
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Ethiopia base in Somalia attacked by al-Shabab

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in Somalia.
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Ethiopia base attacked in Somalia

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 7:56
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed more than 40 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in Somalia.
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VIDEO: Tackling al-Shabab's terror tactics

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 13:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

Hours before UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived on a visit to Somalia, militant al-Shabab fighters attacked a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people.
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MPs among dead in Mogadishu hotel attack

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 20:00
related places: Mogadishu

Two MPs are among 10 people killed as al-Shabab gunmen storm a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu after car bomb attack.
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Garissa university attack plotter 'dead'

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 16:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The leader of the deadly 2015 attack on Garissa University in Kenya has been killed, officials in Somalia say.
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Life sentences for Somalia plane blast

Monday, May 30th 2016, 10:58

A military court in Somalia sentences two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February.
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Modi mocked over Somalia remark

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 7:37
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comparison of southern Kerala state with Somalia angers politicians and social media users.
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Nauru asylum seeker sets herself alight

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 14:35
related countries: Australia Australia, Nauru Nauru

A Somali woman seeking asylum in Australia has set herself on fire in protest at her detention at a centre on the island of Nauru.
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