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Somalia: news

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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Despair as Somali peace talks end

Monday, June 9th 2008, 10:31
related places: Mogadishu

United Nations brokered Somali peace talks are ended, after at least 28 people are killed in Mogadishu clashes.
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Deadly clashes hit Somali market

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 9:42
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 11 people die as Islamist rebels and Ethiopian and Somali forces clash in Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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Somali BBC reporter shot dead

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 21:26

Nasteh Dahir, a freelance contributor to the BBC, is the latest journalist to be killed in Somalia
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Monday, June 2nd 2008, 23:03

The UN votes unanimously to allow countries to send warships into Somali waters to tackle pirates.
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UN peace mission tackles Somalia

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 22:21

The UN Security Council begins an African peace mission by meeting with Somalia's government and its opponents.
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Dutch ship 'seized' off Somalia

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 1:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch vessel is reportedly hijacked by pirates off Somalia in the latest attack in notoriously dangerous seas.
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Peacekeepers sell arms to Somalis

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 16:30
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan peacekeepers in Somalia have been selling arms to insurgents, a United Nations report says.
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Aid workers snatched in Somalia

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 10:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Mogadishu

Armed gunmen kidnap two Italian aid workers and a Somali during a raid south of Mogadishu.
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Aid vessel hijacked off Somalia

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 2:21
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Mogadishu

A Jordanian-flagged ship carrying sugar, an aid donation to Somalia, is seized by pirates off Mogadishu.
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Aid vessel hijacked off Somalia

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 2:21
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Mogadishu

A Jordanian-flagged ship carrying sugar, an aid donation to Somalia, is seized by pirates off Mogadishu.
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Somali surprise at Ethiopia aid

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 13:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian troops in Somalia's capital distribute food bought with their own salaries to city residents.
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Somali sides urged to find peace

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 10:27
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

Both sides in the Somali conflict are urged to end the crisis as a peace conference opens in Djibouti.
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Somali militants raid police base

Friday, May 9th 2008, 11:11

Islamist insurgents attack a police station in the heart of Somalia's capital ahead of planned peace talks.
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Somalia forces 'out of control'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 15:24

Somalis are at the mercy of armed groups who kill, rape and kidnap with impunity, says a human rights group.
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Two die in Somali currency riot

Monday, May 5th 2008, 14:52

Somali troops kill at least two people in the capital as they try to halt riots over rising costs and counterfeit money.
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Somalis protest against US strike

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

People in the Somali town of Dusamareb protest against a US strike that killed a militant leader and at least 10 others.
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US confirms Somali missile strike

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:18
related countries: United States United States

The US military confirms it carried out a pre-dawn missile strike in Somalia which killed a senior Islamist militant.
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Air raid kills Somali militants

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 12:39

A leading Somali Islamist militant and 10 other people are killed in a US air strike on a house in Dusamareb.
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Civilians gunned down in Somalia

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 11:00
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Baidoa

At least 12 Somalis are shot dead by Ethiopian troops in an apparent revenge attack in Baidoa, say eyewitnesses.
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UN urged to tackle Somali pirates

Monday, April 28th 2008, 23:45

A draft resolution allowing states to confront pirates in Somalia's waters is before the UN Security Council.
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Somalia pirates jailed for life

Monday, April 28th 2008, 12:00

A court in Somalia's Puntland region gives seven pirates life sentences in prison for seizing a UAE ship last week.
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Pirates free crew of Spanish boat

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 20:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Pirates release the crew of a Spanish fishing boat captured off the coast of Somalia, the government says.
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Somali boys freed from mosque

Friday, April 25th 2008, 16:25

Somali police say most of the children captured during a raid on a mosque have now been released.
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