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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

Call for tough Somali arms checks

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 1:04

Amnesty International calls for stricter controls for weapons being given to Somalia's transitional government.
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Somali MPs 'cannot hide in Kenya'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 10:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya says it is tired of giving a safe haven to Somali MPs, accusing them of fleeing to Kenya after ruining their own country.
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Somali protest at Kenya arrests

Monday, January 18th 2010, 16:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Somalia sends a letter of protest to Kenya after 12 MPs were arrested by police investigating Friday's riots in Nairobi.
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Somali pirates free Greek tanker

Monday, January 18th 2010, 10:18
related countries: Greece Greece

Somali pirates free a Greek-owned oil tanker, a day after one of the largest ransoms ever paid was dropped on board, the pirates and officials say.
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Somali pirates battle over ransom

Monday, January 18th 2010, 4:48
related countries: Greece Greece

Somali pirates have been fighting over a huge ransom paid to free a Greek-flagged oil tanker, pirates and a maritime official say.
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Somalia and Yemen 'swap rebels'

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 6:44
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Somali Islamist group fighting to overthrow Somalia's government says it is exchanging fighters with Yemeni rebels.
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Obama says no US troops in Yemen

Monday, January 11th 2010, 12:03
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

President Obama says he has "no intention" of sending US troops to Yemen or Somalia to combat militant groups in those countries.
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Guns for hire

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 7:54

Kenyans who fight for - and against - Somali Islamists
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Pirates free hijack 'mother ship'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 14:35
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates free a Pakistani vessel used to hijack a UK-owned car-transporting ship in the Indian Ocean.
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Somali militants force WFP exit

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 11:23

The UN's World Food Programme suspends its operations in large parts of southern Somali because of threats from Islamist militants.
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Somali axeman 'was held in Kenya'

Monday, January 4th 2010, 10:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Kenya Kenya

A man accused of trying to kill Danish Muhammad cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was previously held by Kenyan police, reports say.
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Bloody fighting hits Somali town

Monday, January 4th 2010, 9:12

At least 47 people are killed and 100 injured in fighting in the Somali town of Dhuusa Marreeb, a human rights worker says.
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UK and US unite on 'Yemen threat'

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 8:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The UK and US agree to intensify joint efforts to tackle the "evolving" terror threat from Yemen, Downing Street says.
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Pirates seize UK ship off Somalia

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 11:19
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-flagged cargo ship with 25 crew, including eight Bulgarians, is hijacked off Somalia, the second in a week.
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Pirates hijack chemical tanker

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 6:02

Somali pirates hijack a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden - the third vessel seized in waters around Somalia this week.
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Somali man 'tried to bomb plane'

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 16:46
related places: Mogadishu

A Somali man is in custody in Mogadishu, suspected of trying to take explosives onto a plane, officials say.
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Somali pirates hijack two ships

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 11:56
related countries: Spain Spain, Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates hijack a UK-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on its way to Thailand from Spain, officials say.
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Ship released by Somali pirates

Monday, December 28th 2009, 19:53
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Somali pirates have released a Singapore-flagged ship held for nearly 10 weeks, an EU naval force in the area says.
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China crew 'rescued' off Somalia

Monday, December 28th 2009, 5:28
related countries: China China

The crew of a Chinese ship hijacked by pirates off Somalia have been rescued, officials say amid reports of a ransom.
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UK pair in captivity at Christmas

Friday, December 25th 2009, 0:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British hostages being held by pirates in Somalia face a Christmas in captivity with no immediate sign of their release.
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UN action shameful, says Eritrea

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 9:58
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea says sanctions imposed by the UN are shameful and dismisses claims it backs militants in Somalia.
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UN imposes sanctions on Eritrea

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 16:46
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on Eritrea, accusing it of aiding Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
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UN imposes sanctions on Eritrea

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 16:36
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on Eritrea, accusing it of aiding Islamic insurgents in Somalia.
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Mortar attack on MPs in Somalia

Monday, December 21st 2009, 15:55
related places: Mogadishu

At least eight people die after mortars are fired at Somali MPs holding their first meeting in Mogadishu since August.
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Dutch release Somalia 'pirates'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 11:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A group of suspected Somali pirates held on a Dutch warship will be freed because no country wants to prosecute them.
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Somalis 'forced into Yemen war'

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Hundreds of Somali refugees are being forced at gunpoint to join rebel fighting in north Yemen, a Somali diplomat has told the BBC.
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Bomb kills policemen in Somalia

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 12:20

At least three Somali police officers are killed by a roadside bomb in the port city of Bossaso in the Puntland region.
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Somali pirate patrols 'may widen'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 23:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK admiral in charge of the EU flotilla carrying out anti-piracy patrols off Somalia considers extending the area of patrol.
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Somali bomber 'was from Denmark'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 17:58
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people in Somalia earlier this month was brought up in Denmark, a Somali minister says.
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Somali pirates free Greek vessel

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 16:04
related countries: Greece Greece, Ukraine Ukraine

A Greek ship with a Ukrainian crew that was held by Somali pirates for seven months is freed, officials say.
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Friday, December 4th 2009, 13:05

The al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia denies being behind a suicide bombing which killed 22 people, including three ministers.
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Somalia suicide attack condemned

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 23:30

There has been condemnation of a suicide bombing in Somalia that killed at least 19, including government ministers.
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Somali ministers killed by bomb

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 19:45
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide bomber disguised as a woman kills at least 19 people, including government ministers, at a hotel in the Somali capital.
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Eyewitness

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 17:00

BBC reporter's terror when Somali bomber struck
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Dutch navy arrests Somali pirates

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Oman Oman

A Dutch warship is holding 13 Somali pirates who attempted to hijack a cargo ship south of Oman.
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Explosion kills Somali ministers

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 9:18
related places: Mogadishu

A blast at a graduation ceremony in the Somali capital Mogadishu kills at least five people, including two ministers.
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Somali pirates seize supertanker

Monday, November 30th 2009, 16:34

Pirates seize a supertanker carrying oil from Saudi Arabia to the US - one of the largest ships captured off Somalia.
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Journalist joy at Somali release

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 11:18

Two foreign journalists kidnapped in Somalia by militants in 2008 tell the BBC of their shock and relief at being freed.
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Two journalists freed in Somalia

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 21:27

Two foreign journalists kidnapped in Somalia by militants in August 2008 have been freed by their captors.
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Stop WFP imports - Somali rebels

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 16:19

Powerful Islamist insurgents in Somalia tell the UN World Food Programme to stop importing food and buy local produce.
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US-Somali terror suspects charged

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

Eight people are facing charges in the US as part of an investigation into young men sent to fight in the Somalia conflict.
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Al-Shabab 'captures Somali town'

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 15:20

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it has taken control of a key southern town without resistance from rival militants.
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Dangerous seas

Friday, November 20th 2009, 20:23

Can EU's taskforce defeat pirates off Somalia coast?
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