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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

Cholera crisis on Somali border

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 16:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Aid agencies ask for help as an outbreak of cholera reportedly claims 70 lives on Somalia's border with Kenya.
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Islamists overrun Somali town

Monday, February 25th 2008, 9:23

Islamist insurgents seize control of a Somali town, killing nine government troops, before pulling back.
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Somalia is 'the forgotten crisis'

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 11:44

The UN says Somalia is the world's forgotten crisis, with 15,000 children in need of urgent aid.
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Deadly blasts hit port in Somalia

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 8:40

A Somali port is hit by deadly grenade attacks on Ethiopians believed to be about to risk the crossing to Yemen.
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Russian ship seized off Somalia

Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Pirates hijack a Russian tug off the coast of Somalia and hold the crew captive, officials say.
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Aid staff withdrawn from Somalia

Friday, February 1st 2008, 15:32

Aid agency MSF withdraws its foreign staff from Somalia after three workers were killed by a bomb.
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Somali insurgents in deadly fight

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 14:51

At least 10 people are killed in clashes between insurgents and government forces in a suburb of the Somali capital.
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Aid workers die in Somali blast

Monday, January 28th 2008, 18:39

Five people including two foreign aid workers are killed by a roadside bomb in the Somali port of Kismayo.
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Doctors struggle to treat Somalis

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:02

Doctors in the Somalia capital work overnight to treat more than 100 civilians wounded in heavy shelling.
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Sick Somali president in London

Monday, January 7th 2008, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf is in a London hospital, after collapsing last week.
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Libyans abducted in Somalia

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 16:11
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Mogadishu

Two Libyan diplomats are freed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after being briefly abducted by gunmen.
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Somali interim leader collapses

Friday, January 4th 2008, 16:37
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf collapses and the new PM appoints a cabinet in his absence.
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Spanish hostage freed in Somalia

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 15:05

Kidnappers in Somalia's northern Puntland region free two aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Islamists blow up Somali colonel

Monday, December 31st 2007, 17:49

A top Somali military official is killed by a landmine placed under his chair by an Islamist group.
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Ethiopia leaves key Somali town

Friday, December 28th 2007, 13:07
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian troops withdraw from the key town in central Somalia linking a road between the two countries.
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Somali troops hunt for kidnappers

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 10:55

The Somali security forces are hunting for the gang which kidnapped two women who work for an aid agency.
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French newsman freed in Somalia

Monday, December 24th 2007, 19:48
related countries: France France

French journalist Gwen Le Gouil, seized by gunmen in Somalia's breakaway Puntland state, is freed, say officials.
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Burundi troops join AU in Somalia

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 15:30
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Mogadishu

A Burundian army advance guard flies into Mogadishu to join the fledgling African Union peacekeeping force.
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Migrants warned of Yemen risks

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 11:19
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UNHCR starts a campaign to dissuade migrants from making the perilous journey from Somalia to Yemen.
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Ethiopia attacks UN on Somalia

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 9:18
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi blames the UN for playing a damaging role in the Somali crisis.
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Somali 'child safety zones' call

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 12:05

The UN calls for the creation of safe zones in Somalia for about 1.5m children caught up in the conflict.
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Children die in Somalia shelling

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 9:59

A mother and her three children are among 12 dead as mortars are fired in the Somali capital, witnesses say.
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French newsman 'safe' in Somalia

Monday, December 17th 2007, 12:34
related countries: France France

Negotiations are underway to free a French journalist, Gwen Le Gouil, abducted in northern Somalia on Sunday.
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French newsman held in Somalia

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 22:24
related countries: France France

A French journalist, Gwen Le Gouil, is abducted in northern Somalia by unidentified gunmen.
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Somali premier dissolves cabinet

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 13:46

Somalia's new prime minister says he wants to broaden his cabinet as he sacks all of his ministers.
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Sweden denies Mogadishu conflict

Friday, December 14th 2007, 18:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Mogadishu

Sweden rejects asylum seekers from Mogadishu, Somalia, saying there is no armed conflict there.
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Ethiopia denies Somalia bombing

Friday, December 14th 2007, 9:43
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopia rejects charges it bombed a Mogadishu market on Thursday, as clashes continue.
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Deadly bombing in Somali market

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 16:42

Market shoppers are shelled as Somalia's government admits 80% of the country is out of its control.
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Somali pirates free Japan tanker

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese chemical tanker and its crew are freed by Somali pirates after being held for six weeks.
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Somali pirates seek $1m ransom

Monday, December 10th 2007, 11:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Somali pirates demand a $1m ransom or say they will kill the 23-man crew of a Japanese tanker held since October.
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Somalia's leader leaves hospital

Friday, December 7th 2007, 9:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somali President Yusuf is discharged from hospital in Kenya after three days' treatment.
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US urges more troops for Somalia

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 17:31
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

Washington calls for more African peacekeepers to be sent to Somalia to replace Ethiopian soldiers.
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Somalia's leader 'has bronchitis'

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 10:03

Somalia's President Yusuf has bronchitis, his spokesman says, as an Islamist leader rejects peace talks.
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Alarm as Somalia halts food aid

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 18:24

The Somali government halts aid distribution in a crisis-hit region, prompting concern from aid officials.
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Somali leader taken to hospital

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 16:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Somalia's President Abdullahi Yusuf is taken to hospital in Kenya's capital Nairobi in a reportedly serious state.
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UN says Somalia needs more help

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 0:34

The international community should do more to relieve the crisis in Somalia, says the UN's humanitarian chief.
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Somalia offensive after attacks

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 12:58
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopian-backed Somali forces launch an offensive against insurgents after simultaneous attacks.
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Ethiopia 'bogged down' in Somalia

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 13:11

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says his troops cannot withdraw from the conflict in Somalia.
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Hunger strike Somalis get asylum

Monday, November 26th 2007, 11:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mogadishu

Kenya grants asylum to 22 Somalis, who had gone on hunger strike, fearing they would be sent to Mogadishu.
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New Somali PM 'wants talks'

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 19:42

The Somali president names a new prime minister, three weeks after his predecessor left office.
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New Somali premier named

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 9:00

The Somali president names a new prime minister, three weeks after his predecessor left office.
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'One million' Somalis homeless

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 12:27

One million people are now living rough in Somalia, following recent fighting, the UN refugee agency says.
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French navy deters Somali pirates

Monday, November 19th 2007, 16:41
related countries: France France

Two ships carrying food aid have arrived in Somalia under French naval escort, to deter pirates.
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