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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

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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Five die in Somalia convoy attack

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 16:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian troops kill five civilians after a mine attack on their convoy in central Somalia, witnesses say.
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Suspects held for Ethiopia attack

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 9:06
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian police arrests five suspects over the grenade attack that killed six people in the eastern Somali region.
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Grenade attacks kill Ethiopians

Monday, May 28th 2007, 21:48
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

At least six people reportedly die in Ethiopia's Somali region after two grenades were thrown at a crowd.
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Egyptian envoy freed in Somalia

Friday, May 25th 2007, 16:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's ambassador to Somalia Saeed Mosry is freed by the authorities in Somali's Puntland region after five days' captivity.
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UN in row over crisis in Somalia

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 12:38

Somali officials and the UN disagree deeply over the scale of the crisis in the capital, says the UN aid chief.
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Pirates halt Somali aid shipments

Monday, May 21st 2007, 9:09

Shipments of food aid for some one million Somalis are halted after an attack by pirates at the weekend.
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US names special envoy to Somalia

Friday, May 18th 2007, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

The US appoints a special envoy for Somalia, struggling to restore order after 16 years without a government.
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Uganda to keep troops in Somalia

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 12:37
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's prime minister is unhurt after an apparent attempt to kill him in the capital, Mogadishu.
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AU peacekeepers killed in Somalia

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 14:03

Four African Union soldiers are killed after a roadside bomb struck their convoy in Somalia's capital.
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Korean boats seized off Somalia

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 10:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Unidentified gunmen seize two South Korean fishing boats off the coast of Somalia.
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Ethiopia warned on Somali pullout

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 12:41
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The US and AU urge Ethiopia not to withdraw its troops from Somalia before peacekeepers arrive.
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Somalia aid 'not reaching needy'

Monday, May 14th 2007, 23:38

Aid is only getting through to about a third of the Somali population who need it, a top UN humanitarian official says.
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UN to probe Somali human rights

Monday, May 14th 2007, 13:46

Somalia's government will work with a probe into alleged human rights abuses in recent clashes, a UN official says.
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UN envoy cuts short Somalia trip

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 13:30

The UN's emergency relief co-ordinator cuts short a visit to Somalia's capital after a series of bomb blasts.
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Bomb blast mars UN Somalia visit

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 13:37
related places: Mogadishu

A bomb blast kills four people in Somalia as the highest-ranking UN official to visit in 10 years arrives in Mogadishu.
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Cash row over African troops

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 9:03

The AU defends its method of funding peacekeepers after complaints that troops in Somalia were going unpaid.
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Anger at Somali face veil burning

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 15:47

Hand grenades go off in the Somali capital where soldiers were confiscating and burning women's face veils.
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Red Cross appeals for Somalia aid

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 19:22
related places: Mogadishu

The Red Cross appeals for aid for Somalia after fighting forces thousands to flee the capital, Mogadishu.
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Guns banned from Somali streets

Friday, May 4th 2007, 15:18
related places: Mogadishu

The new mayor of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, ban people from carrying weapons on the streets.
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Somali firms hand weapons to AU

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 17:16
related places: Mogadishu

Influential Somali businessmen surrender weapons to African Union peacekeepers in the capital, Mogadishu.
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AU peacekeepers patrol Mogadishu

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 1:09
related places: Mogadishu

African Union peacekeepers mount their first patrols of Somalia's war-torn capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalia cholera death fears grow

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 23:44

Increased fighting in Somalia has left many too scared to seek treatment for cholera, a charity warns.
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Somalia's 'total nightmare'

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 11:07
related places: Mogadishu

Residents of Mogadishu begin returning home after some of the worst fighting in 16 years, reports Adam Mynott.
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Somalis clear away bodies

Friday, April 27th 2007, 12:48

Residents of the Somali capital start to clear away the bodies of those killed in nine days of fierce battles.
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Somalia is 'worst refugee crisis'

Friday, April 27th 2007, 9:13

More people have been displaced in Somalia in recent months than anywhere in the world, the UN says.
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Premier claims Somali 'victory'

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 11:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian-backed troops are in "complete control" of Somalia's capital after fierce fighting, the PM says.
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Shells hit hospital in Mogadishu

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 16:21

A hospital is hit in Somalia's capital in fighting between insurgents and pro-government Ethiopian forces.
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Ethiopian tanks pound Mogadishu

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 17:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopian tanks step up an offensive in the Somali capital as a car bomb kills five near a hotel.
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Scores die in Ethiopia oil attack

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 16:21
related countries: China China, Ethiopia Ethiopia

An attack by gunmen in eastern Ethiopia leaves 65 Ethiopians and nine Chinese oil workers dead, officials say.
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UN chief urges Somalia ceasefire

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 0:12

The UN secretary general calls for an end to fighting in Somalia, where 250 people have died in six days.
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