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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

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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Pirates urge Spain to free pair

Monday, October 12th 2009, 23:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Somali pirates holding a Spanish fishing vessel and 36 crew call on Spain to release two Somali men due to be charged with piracy.
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Kenya warned over Somali 'troops'

Monday, October 12th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's main Islamist group accuses Kenya of recruiting soldiers to fight against it, and threatens to retaliate.
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Somali anger at Ethiopia 'raid'

Friday, October 9th 2009, 14:36
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somalia's Puntland region protests to Ethiopia after its forces carried out an undercover operation in its territory.
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'Rebels' threaten Somali hospital

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 9:40

Pamphlets apparently scattered by Islamist rebels threaten a Somalia hospital not to accept foreign aid.
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Pirates hit French navy 'in error'

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 18:26
related countries: France France

Somali pirates attack a French navy ship by mistake, believing it to be a harmless cargo vessel, France's military says.
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Uganda releases Somali minister

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 11:49
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Somalia's defence minister has been released hours after being detained in Uganda, an army spokesman says.
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Somalia minister held in Uganda

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 6:41
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Somalia's junior minister for defence has been detained during a visit to the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the Ugandan army says.
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Aid workers released in Somalia

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 11:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Three foreign aid workers kidnapped in northern Kenya by Somali gunmen in July have been released, their employer says.
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Pirates take Spanish fishing boat

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 13:44
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Spain Spain

A Spanish fishing boat with a crew of 36 is attacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, reports say.
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Somali port city buries the dead

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 8:30

Residents of the Somali port of Kismayo are burying the dead after a day of clashes between rival Islamist groups.
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Somali Islamists clash over port

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 14:08

Two Islamist groups, previously working together in Somalia, battle for control of the southern port of Kismayo.
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Somali militants execute 'spies'

Monday, September 28th 2009, 16:15
related countries: United States United States

Somali Islamists carry out a public execution of two men they accuse of spying for the US and African Union.
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Syrian captain killed by pirates

Friday, September 25th 2009, 8:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Mogadishu

Somali forces help rescue a ship attacked by pirates off Mogadishu - seen as the first such attack so near the capital.
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Kenya criticises US Somali raid

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 13:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

Kenya's foreign minister criticises last week's raid by US forces in Somalia in which an al-Qaeda suspect was killed.
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Somali Islamists 'ban' UN books

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 14:52

Schools should not use "un-Islamic" textbooks distributed by the UN in Somalia, an Islamist spokesman says.
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AU urges weapons for Somalia

Friday, September 18th 2009, 16:31

The African Union calls for more weapons to be sent to the UN-backed Somali government to fight Islamist militants.
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Suicide blasts hit Somalia base

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 20:49

At least 16 people are killed after two suicide attacks on an African Union peacekeepers' base in the Somali capital.
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Somali demands for French hostage

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 8:43
related countries: France France

Somali Islamists issue a set of demands for the release of a French security adviser seized in July.
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US curbs 'behind WFP Somali cuts'

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 21:43
related countries: United States United States

Funding shortages, caused in part by US sanctions, force the World Food Programme to close Somali feeding programmes.
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Somali anger at US raid

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Somali Islamists will avenge the US raid which reportedly killed a top al-Qaeda suspect, a commander tells the BBC.
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Migrants 'drown' off Somali coast

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 11:28
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Some 65 migrants are feared to have died this week, trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen, the UN says.
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US Somali raid 'kills al-Qaeda suspect'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 10:53

US forces are "likely" to have killed a top al-Qaeda suspect during a military raid in Somalia, US officials say.
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WFP to shut Somalia food centres

Monday, September 14th 2009, 23:55

The World Food Programme is closing 12 feeding centres for mothers and children in Somalia due to lack of funds.
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Somali pirates release Greek ship

Monday, September 14th 2009, 16:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned ship and its 21 Filipino crew members, officials and pirates say.
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Arrests in 'pirate-hostage swap'

Monday, September 7th 2009, 16:42
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Somali authorities impound aircraft used to repatriate suspected pirates allegedly swapped for Seychellois sailors.
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