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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

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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Somali rebels attack AU base

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 14:58
related places: Mogadishu

Insurgents target an African Union base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, with grenades and machine guns.
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Somali insurgents target AU force

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 15:53
related places: Mogadishu

A Somali insurgent leader orders fighters to attack African Union troops based in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalis asked to fight insurgents

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 16:03
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's president urges Mogadishu's residents to help fight insurgents, as the UN warns of more civilians fleeing.
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Somalis flee Mogadishu fighting

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 12:21
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Residents of Somalia's capital Mogadishu flee clashes between Ethiopian troops and insurgents.
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Dozens die in Mogadishu reprisals

Friday, November 9th 2007, 23:15
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's capital witnesses deadly reprisal attacks after Ethiopian bodies were dragged through the streets.
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Peacekeepers in Somalia 'not viable'

Friday, November 9th 2007, 15:21
related places: Mogadishu

Deploying UN peacekeepers to Somalia is not viable, the UN head says as deadly battles continue in Mogadishu.
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Bodies dragged through Mogadishu

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 17:04
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopian casualties are dragged through the streets of the Somali capital after heavy battles with insurgents.
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Somali pirates free Taiwan boat

Monday, November 5th 2007, 16:46
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Pirates release a Taiwanese boat and its crew, taken almost six months ago off the coast of Somalia.
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Somali pirates free two vessels

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 18:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Somali pirates release two South Korean-owned fishing boats and their crew held captive since May.
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Heavy battles in Somali capital

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 17:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopian troops suffer casualties as they battle insurgents in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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Warning of Somali 'catastrophe'

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 12:32

International aid agencies warn of an "unfolding humanitarian catastrophe" after fierce fighting.
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Pirates 'defeated' off Somalia

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 0:00
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

The crew of a North Korean cargo ship, with US Navy help, fights off pirates after an attack off Somalia.
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Somali prime minister quits

Monday, October 29th 2007, 15:46

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Ghedi resigns after a long-running feud with President Abdullahi Yusuf.
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Japanese ship hijacked in Africa

Monday, October 29th 2007, 10:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Pirates hijack a ship off the coast of Somalia, in the latest of a series of similar incidents in the area.
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Mogadishu hit by fresh fighting

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 20:09
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopian and Somali troops battle Islamist insurgents in Somalia's capital Mogadishu for a second day.
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Heavy fighting in Somali capital

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 16:14
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Some of the heaviest fighting in months hits Somalia's Mogadishu as Ethiopian troops battle local insurgents.
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Somali government frees WFP head

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 10:18

The head of the World Food Programme in Somalia, detained on Wednesday for investigation, is set free.
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Battle follows Mogadishu ambush

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 7:58
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

At least eight civilians are killed after insurgents ambush Ethiopian troops in the Somali capital.
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Critical Somali radio boss killed

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 6:38

The acting manager of Somali's Shabelle radio station is shot dead, after months of harassment.
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Somalia WFP head 'investigated'

Friday, October 19th 2007, 21:59

Somalia's PM says the head of the World Food Programme, detained on Thursday, is being "investigated".
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Ethiopia hosts Somali rift talks

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 10:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somalia's embattled Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi is in Ethiopia's capital for talks as he fights to retain his post.
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Somali aid stopped after kidnap

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 18:52

The UN says it is stopping food distribution in Somalia's capital after troops abduct a member of staff.
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Battle erupts in Somali capital

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 19:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Baidoa

Ethiopian troops patrol parliament in Baidoa as Somalia's prime minister faces a possible no confidence vote.
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Somalia's pirates are 'thriving'

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 12:59

Worldwide piracy attacks on shipping have increased largely because of attacks off Somalia, a report says.
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Somali car bomb kills Ethiopians

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 7:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Baidoa

Two Ethiopian soldiers are killed by a car bomb in Baidoa near the Somali prime minister's hotel.
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Dutch withdraw security for ex-MP

Friday, October 5th 2007, 16:49
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government says it will no longer pay to protect a Somali-born former MP while she is living abroad.
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Fire engulfs main Somali market

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 12:11
related places: Mogadishu

A huge fire causes millions of dollars worth of damage to the main market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalia and Burma 'most corrupt'

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 9:00
related countries: Burma Burma

Transparency International names Burma and Somalia as the most corrupt countries in its 2007 rankings.
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Somali violence amid sacking row

Monday, September 24th 2007, 11:20

Five people die in an Islamist attack on a transitional government base in the south of Somalia's capital.
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Nato probes piracy off Somalia

Friday, September 21st 2007, 23:51

Nato ships conduct operations off the coast of Somalia, where there has been a upsurge in piracy this year.
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