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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

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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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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