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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

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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Paradise lost?

Monday, September 7th 2009, 9:33

Zanzibaris who fled idyllic island to Somali danger zone
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Five die in Somalia mortar attack

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 13:38
related places: Mogadishu

A mortar attack kills five members of the same family in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as they break the Ramadan fast.
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Somali camps 'unfit for humans'

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 13:09

Somali refugee camps are overcrowded, badly managed and barely fit for humans, says aid agency Oxfam.
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Ethiopia 'seizes' town in Somalia

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 14:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian troops have seized control of Belet Wayne, a strategic town in Somalia, eyewitnesses say.
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Somalia hostage tells of escape

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:26
related countries: France France

A French security adviser seized by Islamist militants in Somalia tells the BBC how he escaped while his captors slept.
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Frenchman 'flees Somali captors'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 12:21
related countries: France France

Officials say a Frenchman seized by Somali rebels has escaped, but reports that a second hostage is also free are denied.
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Freed Egypt sailors cheered home

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 16:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Suez

The crews of two Egyptian fishing boats who escaped their Somali pirate captors return to a hero's welcome in the Gulf of Suez.
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'Several dead' in Somali clashes

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 12:41

Several people die in fighting in the Somali capital between Islamic militants and government forces, officials say.
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Somali insurgents in deadly raid

Friday, August 21st 2009, 10:35

More than 20 people are killed in battles in Somalia's capital after Islamist fighters launch a pre-dawn raid.
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Somali town cleared of radicals

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 14:18

Islamists fighting Somalia's UN-backed government lose control of a border town - the second such loss in recent days.
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UN guards repel Somalia attack

Monday, August 17th 2009, 9:12

Somali militants are beaten back from a UN base after a firefight which leaves three gunmen dead, the UN says.
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Crews 'overpower Somali pirates'

Friday, August 14th 2009, 9:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

About 40 Egyptian fishermen escape from their captors in northern Somalia, a pirate wounded in the attack says.
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Pakistanis shot at Somali mosque

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 14:53

At least five Pakistanis are gunned down in a dawn attack on a mosque on the border of Somalia's Puntland region.
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Aid workers 'freed in Somalia'

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 15:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Four European aid workers and two Kenyan pilots kidnapped nine months ago in Somalia have been freed, an aid group says.
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Eritrea rebuffs 'smear campaign'

Monday, August 10th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, United States United States

Eritrea denies allegations made by the US and African Union that it backs Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
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Pirates free Italian tugboat crew

Monday, August 10th 2009, 0:28
related countries: Italy Italy

The crew of an Italian tugboat held for four months by Somali pirates have been freed.
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Clashes rock Somali pirate port

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 14:29

At least 17 people die during overnight gun-battles near the Somali port of Haradheere as two rival clans clash, reports say.
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Clinton threatens Eritrea action

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 17:51

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns the US will "take action" if Eritrea continues to back militants in Somalia.
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