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France frees sailors from pirates

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 10:28
related countries: France France

French troops free two sailors seized by Somali pirates, as President Sarkozy warns others.
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AU peacekeeper killed in Somalia

Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:31
related places: Mogadishu

A second AU peacekeeper in as many days is killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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AU peacekeeper killed in Somalia

Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:31
related places: Mogadishu

A second AU peacekeeper in as many days is killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali MP killed at mosque

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 9:02
related places: Baidoa

Somali MP Mohamed Osman Maye is shot dead outside a mosque in Baidoa, the seat of parliament.
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Malaysia deploys navy to Somalia

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:50

Malaysia sends three navy ships to the coast of Somalia to protect vessels from piracy.
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Court annuls Somali assets ruling

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 12:59

Europe's highest court overturns a ruling to freeze the funds of a Somali money-transfer firm.
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Somali pirates seize French boat

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 15:15
related countries: France France

Two French citizens are seized by pirates off Somalia, along with their boat, officials say.
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Crisis camps

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 23:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thousands flee to Kenya to escape Somalia fighting
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Ethiopia hints at Somali pullout

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 8:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia is prepared to withdraw troops from Somalia even if the government is not stable, Ethiopia's PM says.
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Missing Somalia journalists named

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 15:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Canada Canada

Three journalists feared kidnapped in Somalia come from Australia, Canada and Somalia.
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Journalists missing in Somalia

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 18:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Canada Canada

An Australian journalist and his Canadian colleague are missing, feared kidnapped, in Somalia, along with their interpreter.
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Somali insurgents 'take key port'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 15:24

Islamist insurgents in Somalia say they have taken control of Kismayo port, after heavy fighting there and in the capital.
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Scores killed in Somali clashes

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 16:16

At least 50 people are killed in clashes in the Somali capital and the port of Kismayo.
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Pirates 'seize ship' off Somalia

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 4:36

Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker with more than 20 crew, says a maritime watchdog.
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Somali minibus attack toll rises

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 15:43
related places: Mogadishu

More bodies are discovered in Somalia, following an attack on two minibuses near Mogadishu in which dozens died.
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Somali leader targeted in blasts

Friday, August 15th 2008, 12:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somali insurgents attack the president's convoy ahead of talks in Ethiopia to resolve a rift in government.
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Somali pirates 'seize Thai ship'

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 16:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Pirates have hijacked a Thai ship off the coast of Somalia, the International Maritime Bureau says.
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Somali pirates free two Germans

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 11:57

Pirates release two Germans held for five weeks in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland.
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Somalia 'threat' to Kenya peace

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 11:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's PM says Somalia poses a threat to peace on the 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks.
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Canada escort in Somalia welcomed

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 11:06
related countries: Canada Canada

The UN welcomes Canada's offer to protect aid ships from Somali pirates, but calls for more help.
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Italian hostages freed in Somalia

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 17:32
related countries: Italy Italy

Two Italian aid workers kidnapped in Somalia in May are released and are in good health, Italy's foreign minister said.
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Somalia bombing 'kills 20 people'

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 13:18
related places: Mogadishu

A roadside bombing kills at least 20 people in Mogadishu, most of them women working to clean the street, reports say.
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Somali militant warns of war

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 15:18

A Somali Islamist says he intends to step up an insurgency after taking control of the opposition.
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Somali pirates 'seize Filipinos'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 10:51
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A ship with 20 Philippine crew is reportedly hijacked by pirates off Somalia's coast.
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Against the odds

Monday, July 21st 2008, 14:26

Somali sprinter's journey from war to the Olympics
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Somalis shot as they hand out aid

Friday, July 18th 2008, 14:32
related places: Mogadishu

Somali gunmen shoot dead three elders distributing aid in a refugee camp near Mogadishu.
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Fierce fighting in Somali capital

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 16:55

Somali insurgents and government troops exchange heavy artillery fire in the capital.
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Aid groups mull leaving Somalia

Monday, July 14th 2008, 11:54

Aid agencies in Somalia consider suspending work after two more aid workers are shot dead.
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Somali pirates profit from ransom

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 11:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Somali pirates release a Ukrainian ship for $800,000 ransom, as another vessel is taken hostage.
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Somali government base attacked

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 9:37
related places: Baidoa

Somali insurgents attack Baidoa, the seat of the country's transitional parliament.
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Top UN official killed in Somalia

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 19:36
related places: Mogadishu

Gunmen in Mogadishu have killed the head of the UN Development Programme in Somalia, UN officials say.
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Somalis flood to Yemen for refuge

Friday, July 4th 2008, 11:29
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Aid workers say thousands flood to Yemen for refuge as Somali fighting continues.
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Somali insurgents in deadly raids

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 12:42

At least 21 people are killed in fighting prompted by insurgent attacks in Somalia.
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UN aid workers freed in Somalia

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 15:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Mogadishu

Somali gunmen free two UN aid workers from Denmark and Sweden - just hours after seizing them, officials say.
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Police killed in Somalia ambush

Friday, June 27th 2008, 16:29
related places: Mogadishu

Nine policemen are killed in an attack on a police station in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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UN warns of Somalia pirate threat

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 8:53

The UN food agency warns it may have to cut food aid to Somalia without new naval protection against pirates.
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Invisible crisis

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 20:10

Drought and civil war take their toll on Somalia
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Family killed in Somali clashes

Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:46
related places: Mogadishu

A mother and two children are among 25 people killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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Somali president targeted in bomb

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 12:52

Two policemen are killed in the Somali capital by a roadside bomb minutes after the president's convoy goes past.
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Somali crisis 'worse than Darfur'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 19:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Darfur

The number of Somalis needing food aid is likely to sharply rise, as the country faces a worse crisis than Darfur, the US warns.
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Deadly flooding in Somali capital

Monday, June 16th 2008, 8:56
related places: Mogadishu

Flooding around the Somali capital, Mogadishu, leaves at least six people dead and affects thousands in camps.
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Images back Ethiopia abuse claim

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 17:06
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

US scientists say satellite images confirm reports that Ethiopian troops burnt villages in the Somali Ogaden region.
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Top Somali aid worker shot dead

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 15:07
related places: Mogadishu

A prominent Somali aid worker is shot dead in the capital by unidentified gunmen days after a ceasefire pact was signed.
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Somali Islamist rejects ceasefire

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:19

A top Islamist leader rejects a UN-brokered ceasefire signed by Somalia's government and an opposition bloc.
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Somalia's factions sign ceasefire

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 8:37

Somalia's government and an opposition bloc sign a UN-brokered ceasefire, but a leading Islamist leader rejects the deal.
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