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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.

World news related to Somalia – overview

Somalia: news

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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VIDEO: Somalia's battle against al-Shabab

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 0:55

International forces in Somalia are battling al-Shabab Islamist insurgents who control more land than any other al-Qaeda affiliate organisation across the world.
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Somali militants attack army hotel

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 15:00

Somali Islamist fighters attack a hotel where African Union and army commanders were staying, in a strategic town the militants lost control of last week.
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The Somali love of 'rude' nicknames

Friday, March 7th 2014, 0:38

The country where you'll find No Fingers, Stutterer and White Hair
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Islamists 'lose' key Somalia town

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 11:37
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian and government forces seize a key Somali town from militant Islamist group al-Shabab, officials say, in what may be the start of a new offensive.
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'Protection squad' for UN in Somalia

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Mogadishu

Uganda will send a 410-strong special force to guard UN installations in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a Ugandan army spokesman says.
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Deadly bomb blast in Somali capital

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:23
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 12 people in an attack targeting the security forces.
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Somali presidential palace attacked

Friday, February 21st 2014, 15:11

A car bomb explodes at Somalia's presidential palace, followed by a fierce gun battle inside - the president was not harmed but two officials are killed.
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Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:31

A UN report warns that "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al-Shabab militants.
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Car bomb explodes by Somali airport

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 14:47
related places: Mogadishu

At least six people die after a car bomb explodes close to the gate of the international airport in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police say.
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Kenya detains diplomat from Somalia

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A Somali diplomat detained in Kenya is being denied immunity amid a security crackdown in Nairobi, Somalia's ambassador to Kenya tells the BBC.
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US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says the US has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab.
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VIDEO: Investigating Britain's khat habit

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:57

Home Secretary Theresa May is banning a herb called khat, a stimulant chewed by large sections of the Somali community and grown mainly in East Africa.
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Ethiopia joins Somalia AU force

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 16:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops are formally absorbed into the African Union force in Somalia, where it is fighting al-Qaeda-aligned militants.
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'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:48

Piracy at sea is at its lowest level in six years, with 264 attacks recorded - a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, a maritime watchdog says.
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Kenya planes 'kill Somali militants'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 9:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's military says it has carried out an air strike on an Islamist camp in Somalia, killing 30 militants, including al-Shabab commanders.
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Somali militants issue internet ban

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:20

Islamist militants in Somalia issue a directive banning firms from providing internet services, as the country prepares for the arrival of fibre optic broadband.
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New Puntland leader wins by one vote

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

A US-trained economist is elected the president of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland, defeating incumbent Abdirahman Farole by one vote.
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Somali soldier executed over murder

Monday, January 6th 2014, 14:14
related places: Mogadishu

A firing squad executes a soldier in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after a military court convicts him of murdering a school pupil last year.
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