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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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Spain backs UN anti-piracy force

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 18:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain calls for a UN-backed force to combat piracy after a Spanish fishing boat is seized off the coast of Somalia.
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Ethiopian troops 'took children'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 18:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Amnesty International accuses Ethiopian troops of capturing 40 Somali children during a raid on a mosque.
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Somalis storm hijacked UAE ship

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 9:53

Forces from Somalia's Puntland region storm a UAE-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates, officials say.
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Clerics killed in Somali mosque

Monday, April 21st 2008, 14:24
related places: Mogadishu

The bodies of 10 people are found in a Somali mosque, after Ethiopian troops clash with Islamist insurgents.
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Spain in hostage hunt off Somalia

Monday, April 21st 2008, 9:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain sends a frigate to hunt for a Spanish trawler with a crew of 26 which was seized by pirates off Somalia.
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Somali fighting claims more lives

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 15:39
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Fresh clashes between Ethiopian forces and Islamists in the Somali capital kill at least 13 people.
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Deadly clashes erupt in Mogadishu

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 19:48
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 20 people die in the Somali capital as Ethiopian troops clash with Islamist rebels, eyewitnesses say.
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France charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, April 18th 2008, 18:42
related countries: France France

A Parisian court charges six Somalis with taking a French luxury yacht's crew hostage this month, officials say.
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Somali 'pirates' taken to Paris

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 10:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Six Somalis suspected of taking a French luxury yacht's crew hostage arrive in Paris, judicial sources say.
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Two Britons murdered in Somalia

Monday, April 14th 2008, 20:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British nationals are killed by Islamist fighters in central Somalia.
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France raid ship after crew freed

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 15:24
related countries: France France

French commandos carry out a raid on Somali pirates soon after they release 30 hostages from a luxury yacht.
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Talks to avert Somali aid crisis

Monday, April 7th 2008, 6:44

Aid agencies are to meet the Somali prime minister to try to improve aid deliveries to the war-torn country.
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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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