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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

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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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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