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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

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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Shelling traps Somalis in capital

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 15:45
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Residents are trapped amid heavy shelling as Ethiopian tanks pursue insurgents in northern Mogadishu.
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Fresh Somali clashes 'kill many'

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 23:38
related places: Mogadishu

Dozens die in renewed fighting between Somali forces and rebels in Mogadishu, a local human rights group says.
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Scores killed in Somalia clashes

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 0:20
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

At least 60 people are killed in a fourth day of fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamist militiamen in Somalia.
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Fierce Somali clashes 'kill 113'

Friday, April 20th 2007, 19:59

Heavy fighting in Somalia's capital reportedly claims 113 lives, as the UN warns of a humanitarian disaster.
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Heavy Somali fighting amid crisis

Friday, April 20th 2007, 17:45
related places: Mogadishu

Fighting resumes in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the UN warns of a looming humanitarian disaster.
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Somalia faces aid crisis, says UN

Friday, April 20th 2007, 5:22

The UN warns of a looming disaster in Somalia, as fighting continues between insurgents and Ethiopian forces.
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Heavy shelling in Somali capital

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 17:20
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

At least 15 people are killed in the Somali capital during clashes between Ethiopian troops and insurgents.
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Somali alliance opposes Ethiopia

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 9:17
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Asmara

Somali's deputy prime minister teams up with Islamists and others in Asmara to launch an anti-Ethiopian alliance
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Fresh fatalities in Somali clash

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 10:23

Fresh clashes in Somalia's capital leave seven people dead as the cabinet meets to discuss government divisions.
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Ethiopia in Somali 'genocide' row

Friday, April 13th 2007, 22:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopia denies a Somali official's accusation of genocide by its troops in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Clashes threaten Somali ceasefire

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:57

Fighting in Somalia's capital threatens a lasting ceasefire as an influential group agrees to join peace talks.
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Ethiopia admits terror detentions

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 9:36
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia admits it has detained 41 foreign "terror suspects" who were captured in neighbouring Somalia.
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Mogadishu clashes 'killed 1,000'

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 8:48
related places: Mogadishu

More than 1,000 people have been killed in recent clashes in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, clan elders say.
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Top US envoy on Somalia mission

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 20:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

The top US diplomat for Africa holds talks with Somalia's interim government, as a fragile truce holds.
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Somali pirates free seized ships

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 10:03

Somali pirates release two cargo ships hijacked off the Somali coast in February, a maritime official says.
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Fleeing Somali refugees stranded

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 17:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somali refugees fleeing fighting are stranded near the Kenyan border as talks take place to resolve the crisis.
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Thousands flee Somalia fighting

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 9:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Fighting ebbs in Mogadishu after days of an Ethiopian offensive, but thousands choose to leave the city.
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Extra troops enter Somali battle

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 4:23
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Hundreds more Ethiopian troops arrive in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, amid the worst violence in 15 years.
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Fighting rages in Somali capital

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 12:20
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

Mortar rounds hit central Mogadishu as Ethiopian troops and rebels clash in Somalia's capital.
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Somalis cower as fighting rages

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 23:42
related places: Mogadishu

The Red Cross fears for civilians trapped in Mogadishu, amid major fighting between troops and rebels.
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Somali violence 'worst in years'

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 5:00
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali capital Mogadishu is wracked by the worst fighting in 15 years, aid agencies say.
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