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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

Contact made with yacht pirates

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 23:43
related countries: France France

France makes contact with Somali pirates who seized a luxury French yacht with 30 crew in the Gulf of Aden.
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France is tracking hijacked yacht

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 14:05
related countries: France France

The French military is continuing to track a luxury yacht seized on Friday by Somali pirates.
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Somali pirates seize French yacht

Friday, April 4th 2008, 21:08
related countries: France France

Pirates board a luxury French yacht off Somalia's coast, taking all its 30 crew hostage, officials say.
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Somali suspects 'nowhere to go'

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 16:17

Two Somali-born Guantanamo Bay prisoners cannot be freed as they have nowhere to go, their lawyers say.
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Somali insurgent attacks spread

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 15:33

Eighteen people die in a new wave of insurgent attacks in Somalia.
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UN Somalia workers 'kidnapped'

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 11:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two men working for the UN, a Briton and a Kenyan, are seized in southern Somalia, reports say.
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Fatal shelling at Somali market

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 16:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 people die and many are hurt as Ethiopian forces shell a Mogadishu market, witnesses say.
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Somalia fighting prompts warning

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 9:59

Humanitarian agencies warn of an impending catastrophe in Somalia, as Islamists free prisoners in a daring raid.
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Talks seek to end Somali violence

Monday, March 24th 2008, 10:11

Somalia's interim prime minister meets Hawiye elders as he tries to quelll insurgent attacks
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Somali UN peace force considered

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 16:30

The UN chief will recommend sending peacekeepers to Somalia if certain conditions are met, he says.
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Anger at Somali pirates' ransom

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 13:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali official condemns the reported $700,000 ransom payment to pirates to free a Danish-owned boat.
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Insurgents behead Somali soldier

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 14:09

A Somali soldier is beheaded by fighters loyal to al-Shabaab, the armed wing of the ousted Islamic courts.
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Somalis mourn killed peace cleric

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 17:18

Mourners in Somalia's capital attend the funeral of a preacher well known for his sermons against violence.
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Islamist raid kills Somali troops

Friday, March 7th 2008, 10:23
related places: Mogadishu

Islamist gunmen a town north of the capital, Mogadishu, killing five government soldiers.
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Soldiers killed in Somalia attack

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 14:47

Four soldiers and one civilian are killed after Islamist insurgents stage an attack on a check-point in Mogadishu.
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Somali al-Qaeda suspect named

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 10:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Monday

The US missile strike in Somalia on Monday was aimed at a Kenyan al-Qaeda suspect, US officials say.
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Somalis protest over US bombing

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 9:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

Hundreds of women and children march through the Somali town bombed by the US on Monday.
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US bombs Islamist town in Somalia

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

An Islamist-held town in Somalia is hit by missiles in a US operation against "a known terrorist".
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Somali human traders face death

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 23:48

People smugglers operating in north-eastern Somalia will face the death penalty, the region's leader tells the BBC.
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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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