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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

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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Critical Somali radio boss killed

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 6:38

The acting manager of Somali's Shabelle radio station is shot dead, after months of harassment.
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Somalia WFP head 'investigated'

Friday, October 19th 2007, 21:59

Somalia's PM says the head of the World Food Programme, detained on Thursday, is being "investigated".
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Ethiopia hosts Somali rift talks

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 10:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somalia's embattled Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi is in Ethiopia's capital for talks as he fights to retain his post.
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Somali aid stopped after kidnap

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 18:52

The UN says it is stopping food distribution in Somalia's capital after troops abduct a member of staff.
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Battle erupts in Somali capital

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 19:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Baidoa

Ethiopian troops patrol parliament in Baidoa as Somalia's prime minister faces a possible no confidence vote.
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Somalia's pirates are 'thriving'

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 12:59

Worldwide piracy attacks on shipping have increased largely because of attacks off Somalia, a report says.
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Somali car bomb kills Ethiopians

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 7:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Baidoa

Two Ethiopian soldiers are killed by a car bomb in Baidoa near the Somali prime minister's hotel.
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Dutch withdraw security for ex-MP

Friday, October 5th 2007, 16:49
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government says it will no longer pay to protect a Somali-born former MP while she is living abroad.
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Fire engulfs main Somali market

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 12:11
related places: Mogadishu

A huge fire causes millions of dollars worth of damage to the main market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalia and Burma 'most corrupt'

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 9:00
related countries: Burma Burma

Transparency International names Burma and Somalia as the most corrupt countries in its 2007 rankings.
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Somali violence amid sacking row

Monday, September 24th 2007, 11:20

Five people die in an Islamist attack on a transitional government base in the south of Somalia's capital.
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Nato probes piracy off Somalia

Friday, September 21st 2007, 23:51

Nato ships conduct operations off the coast of Somalia, where there has been a upsurge in piracy this year.
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Insurgents attack Mogadishu base

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 8:34
related places: Mogadishu

Somali insurgents launch a rocket attack on an army base in southern Mogadishu, killing at least two civilians.
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Somali troops attack radio station

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 15:12

A Somali independent radio station comes under fire for several hours by government troops.
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Somali troops raid radio station

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 10:39

A Somali independent radio station reports coming under sustained gunfire from government troops
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Somali clan unity deal rejected

Monday, September 17th 2007, 15:14

The transitional government in Somalia signs an agreement in Jeddah aimed at uniting clans, but Islamists reject it.
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Somali insurgents attack police

Friday, September 14th 2007, 11:31

Seven people, including three police officers, are killed in the Somali capital, after a new opposition group is formed.
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Somali curfew lifted for Ramadan

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 14:28
related places: Mogadishu

The authorities in Mogadishu lift a curfew imposed in June in honour of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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New Somali group threatens war

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 15:02

Islamists and opposition leaders join forces as they vow to remove Somalia's transitional government.
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Four die in Villa Somalia attack

Monday, September 10th 2007, 9:38

At least four people die in Somalia's capital in a mortar attack on the presidential palace.
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Islamists in Somali alliance plan

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 9:41
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Islamists and opposition leaders meet in Eritrea to forge a common front against Somalia's government.
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Somali insurgents' hideout raided

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 9:41

At least nine people die in Somalia's capital in a raid on a house by government forces targeting insurgents.
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Ethiopia rebels 'agree UN truce'

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 14:57
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Rebels in south-eastern Ethiopia's Somali region say they will observe a truce for a week-long UN visit.
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Bomb kills two Somali children

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 22:57
related places: Mogadishu

Two schoolboys die and at least are injured as a series of attacks hit the troubled Somali capital of Mogadishu.
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Ransom paid to free Danish ship

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 13:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The crew of a Danish cargo ship held by Somali pirates were freed after its owners paid a ransom, officials say.
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Somali pirates free Danish ship

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 18:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The crew of a Danish cargo ship held by Somali pirates have been released, says Denmark's foreign ministry.
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UN extends AU's Somalia mission

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 8:47

The UN Security Council votes to extend the African Union's peacekeeping mission in war-torn Somalia.
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Clan elder shot dead in Somalia

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 18:22
related places: Mogadishu

Unidentified gunmen shoot dead a leading clan elder in the Somalian capital Mogadishu.
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Somalia plans for a "Green Zone"

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 10:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Mogadishu

Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is to have a Green Zone similar to the one in Baghdad, says the prime minister.
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Somalia war crimes 'rampant'

Monday, August 13th 2007, 22:54

All sides have committed war crimes in Somalia's conflict this year, according to lobby group Human Rights Watch.
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UN warning over Somalia murders

Monday, August 13th 2007, 7:14

A UN envoy condemns the killing of two journalists in Somalia and urges a prompt and impartial investigation.
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Two journalists killed in Somalia

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 15:08
related places: Mogadishu

Two Somali journalists are killed in the capital Mogadishu in separate attacks within hours of each other.
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