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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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Mosque collapse kills 15 in Somalia

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 0:10
related places: Mogadishu

A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.
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VIDEO: Somali refugee: 'All my friends died'

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 22:33

The few survivors of a boat carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees that capsized in the Mediterranean, have been speaking of their ordeal.
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Mass migrant drowning in Med - survivors

Monday, April 18th 2016, 21:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Hundreds of migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors tell the BBC, although there is no official confirmation.
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AU troops kill Somali civilians

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 14:51

African Union (AU) kill four civilians travelling in a car in southern Somalia, sparking protests.
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Five killed in Somalia car bomb attack

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:41
related places: Mogadishu

At least five people are killed after a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant near a local government building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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US targets al-Shabab chief in Somalia

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says a drone strike has targeted a vehicle carrying three al-Shabab militants in Somalia, including a key figure, Hassan Ali Dhoore.
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'Somalia-bound' ship of weapons seized

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 13:41
related countries: France France, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean seize a ship of weapons they say was heading towards Somalia in breach of a UN arms embargo
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US forces in Somalia raid on al-Shabab

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 23:17

US troops took part in a raid on the Islamist militant al-Shabab group alongside Somali troops, American officials say.
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US 'exaggerated' al-Shabab deaths

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 12:39
related countries: United States United States

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab dismisses as exaggerated US claims that more than 150 of its fighters were killed in an air strike in Somalia.
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US strike 'kills 150 Somali militants'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 19:33
related countries: United States United States

More than 150 militants are killed in a US air strike on an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia, US officials say.
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Somali journalist who struck fear into his colleagues

Friday, March 4th 2016, 12:16

Somalia's al-Shabab journalist who helped murder ex-colleagues
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Al-Shabab journalist sentenced to death

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 19:06

A Somali military court sentences to death a former journalist accused of helping al-Shabab murder five of his fellow reporters.
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Al-Shabab claims Somali football attack

Monday, February 29th 2016, 11:35

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out Sunday's attack on people gathered to watch English football on TV that killed at least 30 people.
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Deadly attack on hotel in Somalia

Friday, February 26th 2016, 22:24
related places: Mogadishu

Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.
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Al-Shabab killed '180 Kenyan troops'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 14:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's president says 180 Kenyan troops were killed when militant Islamists attacked their base in southern Somalia last month - a figure denied by Kenya.
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Al-Shabab intelligence chief 'killed'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 11:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan air strike kills the intelligence chief of Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab, an army statement says.
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Al-Shabab claims Somalia plane attack

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 14:38

Somalia's main Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a bomb attack on a passenger plane that blew a huge hole in its fuselage.
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New questions for African force in Somalia

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 0:11

Deadly attack raises questions for African forces in Somalia
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Video 'shows Somalia plane bomber'

Monday, February 8th 2016, 17:52

Somali intelligence officials release a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say concealed a bomb that blew a hole into a passenger plane.
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Somali children 'face death' over drought

Monday, February 8th 2016, 15:09

More than 50,000 children in Somalia "face death" because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says.
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Somali airliner 'was holed by bomb'

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 17:20

A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
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Somali troops 'retake' key port city

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 15:44
related places: Merca

Somalia's military has retaken Merca from al-Shabab militants who entered the port city on Friday, residents there say.
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Al-Shabab 'retakes' key Somali port

Friday, February 5th 2016, 18:34
related places: Merca

Islamist militant group al-Shabab retakes Somalia's port city of Merca according to residents, while the African Union forces insist they still have control of the town
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Passenger missing from Somalia plane

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 14:21
related places: Mogadishu

A passenger on the plane forced to land at Mogadishu airport because of a gaping hole in the fuselage is confirmed missing by the Somali airline.
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Somalia investigates 'plane explosion'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 17:45
related places: Mogadishu

An investigation is launched in Somalia after a plane made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in its fuselage in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali plane lands with hole in its side

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 17:02
related places: Mogadishu

A passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, with a gaping hole in its fuselage.
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'No progress on African corruption'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa

Somalia tops the list of most corrupt countries in the world and no progress is seen in Nigeria and South Africa, says Transparency International.
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