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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.

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Somalia: news

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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Fierce fighting rocks Mogadishu

Friday, August 10th 2007, 8:50
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is rocked by the sound of a gun battle between insurgents and government forces.
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Burundi delays troops to Somalia

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 12:15

Burundi again delays the planned deployment of 2,000 troops to Somalia, as part of an AU peacekeeping force.
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Idi Amin son jailed over UK death

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 11:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The son of former Ugandan President Idi Amin is jailed in London following the beating to death of a Somali youth.
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Civilians die in Mogadishu battle

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 10:26
related places: Mogadishu

At least eight people die in fighting between insurgents and goverment troops in the Somali capital.
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Somali suspect in US plea bargain

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

A Somali man accused of plotting to bomb a shopping centre in the US state of Ohio pleads guilty ahead of his trial.
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Somali gunmen attack Ethiopians

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 8:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Some 40 heavily armed fighters attack an Ethiopian base close to the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Eritrea 'arming' Somali militia

Friday, July 27th 2007, 8:13
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea
related places: Asmara

Insurgents in Somalia receive huge numbers of weapons from Eritrea, the UN says, but Asmara denies the claims.
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Ethiopia deadline for Red Cross

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 13:23
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The Red Cross is ordered to leave the Somali Ogaden region of Ethiopia after complaints of an aid blockade.
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Somalis flee as attacks escalate

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 8:27

At least 10,000 people flee fresh violence following the start of peace talks in Somalia's capital, the UN says.
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Somali talks bombs kill children

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 16:07

At least five Somali children die in a mortar attack as a reconciliation conference opens.
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Somali peace forum postponed

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 14:49

A peace forum in the Somali capital has been adjourned to allow delegates time to arrive, organisers say.
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Security raised for Somali forum

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 0:47
related places: Mogadishu

More than 1,000 Somali elders are attending a conference in Mogadishu on Sunday, amid tight security.
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Heavy shelling in Somali capital

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 9:16
related places: Mogadishu

Shells are fired at the presidential palace and the venue for peace talks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali mosque raided after blast

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 12:48

Somali police raid a mosque, as the main market in the capital opens after an arms dispute closed it for five days.
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Troops killed by Somali landmine

Monday, July 9th 2007, 9:33
related places: Mogadishu

Four Somali soldiers were among 13 people killed in weekend attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, police say.
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Refugees die in Somali accident

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 15:41

At least eight people die as a truck carrying refugees from the Somali capital overturns, reports say.
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Somali children die in mine blast

Friday, July 6th 2007, 12:23

Five children playing with a landmine in Somalia's capital are killed when it explodes, witnesses say.
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Two Somali 'spy-killers' executed

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 15:18
related places: Mogadishu

Two Somali men accused of killing government intelligence officers are executed in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali soldiers protest over pay

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 8:45

Somali soldiers protest in two towns demanding their salaries, which have not been paid this year.
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Somali PM wants UN troops

Friday, June 29th 2007, 11:59

The prime minister of war-torn Somalia asks for UN peacekeepers to take over from the African mission.
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Bomb kills Somali cleaning women

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 7:59

A huge roadside bomb kills at least five people, including four women street cleaners, in the Somali capital.
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Shooting at Somali food aid crush

Monday, June 25th 2007, 14:43

At least three people die after Somali security forces open fire at a crowd demanding food aid, say witnesses.
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Somalia food aid trucks stranded

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 15:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The UN appeals to Kenya to allow urgent food aid over its border to Somalia as a curfew comes into force.
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Curfew after Somali grenade blast

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 16:56

Somalia's government orders a night-time curfew in the capital as it struggles to end a wave of violence.
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Police stations raided in Somalia

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 11:01

At least two people are killed overnight in the Somali capital during surprise attacks on two police stations.
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Amnesty for Somalia's Islamists

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 10:34

Somalia's government offers an amnesty to members of the Islamist movement ousted from power last December.
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Grenade attack on Somalia cinema

Friday, June 15th 2007, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

Five people are killed when a grenade is thrown at a cinema in the central Somali town of Baidoa.
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Somali conference postponed again

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 10:09

Somalia's reconciliation conference is again delayed after the Hawiye clan and Islamists refuse to take part.
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First president of Somalia dies

Friday, June 8th 2007, 20:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's first president following independence, Aden Abdulle Osman, dies in a Kenyan hospital.
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Ethiopia PM makes Somali promise

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 9:09
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's prime minister promises to withdraw troops from Somalia once attacks stop, during a surprise visit.
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Ethiopia PM in shock Somali trip

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 14:50
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi visits Somalia for the first since his troops helped oust Islamists.
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Pirates 'kill' hostage in Somalia

Monday, June 4th 2007, 12:39

Somali pirates reportedly kill one of the crew of a Taiwanese fishing boat they have held since last month.
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Somali PM's house bombed

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 18:45

A suicide car bomber attacks the home of Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi, though he is not harmed.
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'Foreign fighters' die in Somalia

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 13:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Islamists from Britain, Sweden and Pakistan are killed in joint US-Somali operations, Somali officials say.
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US attacks Somali 'militant base'

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy bombards what local officials say was an Islamist militant target in a northern Somali village.
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