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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

Dangerous seas

Friday, November 20th 2009, 20:23

Can EU's taskforce defeat pirates off Somalia coast?
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Militants' grip

Friday, November 20th 2009, 7:50
related countries: United States United States

US Somali youths recruited by homeland radicals
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Hijacked tanker's captain 'dies'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

The captain of a tanker seized on Monday off the Seychelles has died of his injuries suffered during the attack, Somali pirates say.
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Somali woman stoned for adultery

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 17:36

A 20-year-old woman is stoned to death by Somali Islamists, accused of adultery after giving birth to a still-born baby.
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Somali pirates free Spanish boat

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Somali pirates release a Spanish fishing boat and its 36 crew after holding it for six weeks amid reports of a $3.5m ransom.
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Pirates seize N Korea tanker crew

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 12:09

A chemical tanker with a crew of 28 North Koreans is hijacked by pirates off Somalia, the EU's naval force says.
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Ethiopia rebels 'capture towns'

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 10:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethnic-Somali rebels in Ethiopia say they have launched an offensive and captured several towns.
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EU soldiers to help Somali troops

Friday, November 13th 2009, 23:57

The European Union is set to endorse plans to send troops to help train up to 2,000 Somali soldiers, an EU official says.
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MoD vessel 'watched yacht hijack'

Friday, November 13th 2009, 18:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary watched as a British couple were taken hostage by Somali pirates but chose not to open fire.
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Spain calls for pirate blockade

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 15:30
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Spain Spain

Spain's defence minister calls for the EU naval task force in the Indian Ocean to blockade three ports in Somalia.
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Gunmen kill Somalia pirate judge

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 9:10

A judge known for jailing pirates and Islamists is shot dead in Somalia's Puntland region.
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Pirate hostages on hunger strike

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 17:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

Indian and Bangladeshi fishermen taken hostage by Somali pirates go on hunger strike in protest at their detention.
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Somali pirates charged in Kenya

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 17:46
related countries: Germany Germany, Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Seven Somalis, captured at sea by German naval forces last month, appear in court in the Kenyan port of Mombasa accused of piracy.
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Somalis free Kenyan print staff

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Kenyan printing contractors abducted in Somalia's capital are freed unharmed two days after they were seized.
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Eye in the sky

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 15:18

Unmanned drones to fight Somalia's elusive pirates
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Mid-ocean pirate attack on tanker

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 9:09

Somali pirates attack an oil tanker 1,000 miles from the coast - the furthest yet, the EU anti-piracy mission says.
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Somalis seize Kenyan print staff

Monday, November 9th 2009, 11:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mogadishu

Suspected Islamist gunmen kidnap two Kenyans working for a printing firm in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali adulterer stoned to death

Friday, November 6th 2009, 15:47

Islamists in Somalia stone a man to death for adultery but spare his pregnant girlfriend until she gives birth.
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Spain resists deal with pirates

Friday, November 6th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain resists pressure to free two Somalis accused of piracy in exchange for Spanish sailors held in Somalia.
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China hosts anti-piracy meeting

Friday, November 6th 2009, 13:04
related countries: China China

China hosts an international conference to co-ordinate anti-piracy escorts for cargo vessels in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia.
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Saudi lifts Somali livestock ban

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia ends a nine-year ban on the import of animals from Somalia - a major industry in the war-torn country.
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Somalia plane hijack bid foiled

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 17:31

The authorities in northern Somalia say two men have been taken into police custody after an aircraft was hijacked.
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UK government rules out ransom

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 18:29
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government insists it will not pay a ransom to Somali pirates who kidnapped a British couple in the Indian Ocean.
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Ransom demanded for yacht couple

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 12:09
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates issue a ransom demand of $7m (£4.3m) for a British couple kidnapped in the Indian Ocean.
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Ransom demanded for yacht couple

Friday, October 30th 2009, 22:14
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates issue a ransom demand of $7m (£4.3m) for a couple from Kent kidnapped in the Indian Ocean.
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Pirate ransom demand 'imminent'

Friday, October 30th 2009, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A ransom demand for a British couple being held by Somali pirates is to be made later, the BBC learns.
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Yacht man tells of Somali pirate kidnap

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 18:08
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man tells how he and his wife were kidnapped by armed Somali pirates while sailing in the Indian Ocean.
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'112-year-old' Somali man takes teenage bride

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 16:45

Hundreds of people attend a wedding in Somalia between a man who says he is 112, and his teenage wife.
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'Kidnapped' pair's yacht is found

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 12:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The yacht belonging to a British couple feared kidnapped by Somali pirates is found empty by a naval patrol.
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Ransom alert over 'hijacked' pair

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 10:22

Relatives of a couple feared kidnapped by Somali pirates are warned they have little choice but to pay a ransom.
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Rebels' rules

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 2:44

Somalia: where hair fringes, music and tobacco are banned
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Somalis get first-ever debit card

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 17:09
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Kenya Kenya

A finance firm launches Somalia's first debit card, hoping to roll it out from Djibouti to Kenya for Somalis displaced by civil war.
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Prayers for pirate-hijacked pair

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of a British couple feared to have been captured by Somali pirates say they are praying for their safety.
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Somali threat sparks Uganda alert

Monday, October 26th 2009, 18:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

All Somalis entering Uganda will be registered after militants threatened Kampala for sending peacekeepers to Somalia.
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Somalis 'made to view executions'

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 15:20

Hundreds of people in Somalia are forced to watch Islamist militants executing two people accused of spying.
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Uganda rebukes Somali Islamists

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 18:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Uganda's president says Somali Islamists will "pay" if they carry out a threat to attack the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
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Shelling 'kills Somali civilians'

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 9:35

Fighting in Somalia's capital kills at least 20 people - some of them civilians - as insurgents fire at the president's plane.
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Islamists break Somali port truce

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 15:50

Two Somali militant Islamist groups clash in the southern port of Kismayo, breaking a tentative ceasefire.
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US drones join Africa piracy fight

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 12:36
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States

The US hands several drone planes to the Seychelles to help the island nation battle Somali pirates.
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China vows to free hijacked ship

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 10:33
related countries: China China, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

China pledges an "all out" effort to rescue a cargo ship with 25 crew hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean.
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US drone 'shot down over Somalia'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

Islamist insurgents say they have shot down a US drone off the Somali coast - the first such incident, if confirmed.
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What prize do you get if you win a quiz in Somalia?

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 16:53

The winners of a quiz organised by Somali Islamists are given weapons and ammunition as prizes.
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In pictures

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 7:22

Somali youngsters record their flight from violence
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