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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

Kenyans flee after militant attack

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 16:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mandera

Hundreds of people flee to a military airstrip in Kenya's Mandera region after the deadly weekend bus attack by Somali militants.
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VIDEO: Militants claim Kenya bus attack

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
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Militants claim deadly Kenya attack

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 18:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Militants from Somali group al-Shabab say they attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people, in revenge for security raids on mosques.
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VIDEO: Kenya bus attack leaves 28 dead

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 12:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least 28 people on board a bus near the border with Somalia.
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Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:47

An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
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Somalia orders UK passport seizure

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court in Somalia orders the seizure of a local radio station owner's UK passport after he is accused of threatening national security.
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Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 14:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Netherlands Netherlands

A popular Somali band is forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands after Kenya revokes its refugee status, its lead singer tells the BBC.
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Somalia launches postal service

Monday, October 13th 2014, 18:16

Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.
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Somalia's first cash machine opens

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine is installed in a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, allowing people to withdraw money in US dollars.
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Somali forces control key port

Monday, October 6th 2014, 14:39

Somali government and African Union forces have taken full control of the last port city held by militant Islamists, officials say.
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Somali troops 'capture key port'

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 17:50

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces capture a major stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists, the port of Barawe.
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VIDEO: Somali town captured from al-Shabab

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:18

A key stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists has been captured by Somali government troops backed by African Union forces, local officials say.
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Norway honours Somalia activist

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 18:50
related countries: Norway Norway

A Somali-born campaigner against female genital mutilation, Safia Abdi Haase, receives a prestigious award in Norway.
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Somali militants 'leaving key base'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 15:04

Al-Qaeda-aligned militants are withdrawing from their last major stronghold on Somalia's southern coast, residents in Barawe tell the BBC.
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Battle over Somali mountains

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:28

Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
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Mogadishu residents 'feeling safer'

Monday, September 29th 2014, 15:36
related places: Mogadishu

Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, a survey says.
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Somali pirates 'fight over ransom'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 18:53

At least five people die in Somalia in clashes between pirates fighting over a ransom paid for a recently released hostage, sources tell the BBC.
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Kidnapped reporter freed in Somalia

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:11
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.
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Suicide attack 'kills 12' in Somalia

Monday, September 8th 2014, 17:56

A suicide bomber kills 12 people in an attack aimed at African Union troops in Somalia - the first attack since al-Shabab's leader was killed.
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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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