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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 militant 'armoury bombed'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's military says its jets have bombed Kismayo airport, in Somalia, destroying an armoury and warehouse used by Islamist militants.
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Kenya soldier kills six Somalis

Monday, September 24th 2012, 17:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Six civilians are shot dead by a Kenyan soldier advancing towards the al-Shabab stronghold of Kismayo, the Kenyan army confirms.
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Somali MP shot dead in Mogadishu

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 21:17
related places: Mogadishu

A member of Somalia's new parliament is gunned down in an attack outside a mosque in the capital Mogadishu.
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Suicide bombers strike Mogadishu

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 20:06
related places: Mogadishu

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least 14 people, officials say.
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Somalis flee key al-Shabab base

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 12:10

Thousands of civilians flee as Somali government and African Union forces advance on the al-Shabab stronghold of Kismayo.
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Al-Shabab 'leaving Somali base'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:02

Residents in the al-Shabab stronghold of Kismayo tell the BBC that the Islamist fighters are leaving their Somali stronghold.
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Bomb targets Somali head's hotel

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 17:43
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide attack at the gates of a Mogadishu hotel where the new Somali leader is staying kills two bombers and a number of guards.
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Somalia election a 'great step'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

International leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, hail the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as a "great step forward" for Somalia.
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Somali MPs elect Hassan Sheikh

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 6:02
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's MPs elect Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president in a vote in Mogadishu, in the latest step to end decades of war.
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VIDEO: Somali MPs elect Hassan Sheikh

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 4:29
related places: Mogadishu

Somali MPs meeting in Mogadishu have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's new president, in the latest step to end decades of war.
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Kenya's navy shells Somali city

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 13:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan navy shells areas in Kismayo, the main Somali city controlled by al-Qaeda-linked Islamists, ahead of an imminent attack, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
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Ex-Somali PM in torture ruling

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 17:51

A US court orders former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Samantar to pay $21m in damages to seven Somalis who accuse him of torture and killings.
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Somalia's MPs choose new speaker

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 15:01

Former minister Mohamed Osman Jawari is elected as Somalia's new speaker of parliament in the latest step in a UN peace process.
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VIDEO: Riots in Kenya after killing of cleric

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 3:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Riots have broken out in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after the killing of a controversial Islamic cleric, accused of financing militant Somali group Al Shabaab
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Somali school children blown up

Monday, August 27th 2012, 17:07

At least six Somali children die after picking up explosives in their school playground in a town recently seized from militants, a local official tells the BBC.
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Al-Shabab loses control of port

Monday, August 27th 2012, 16:20
related places: Merca

Pro-government forces say they have taken control of the Somali port of Merca from al-Shabab, in the latest setback for the Islamist militants.
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Islamist cleric killed in Mombasa

Monday, August 27th 2012, 14:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

A Kenyan radical Islamist cleric accused of supporting Somalia's al-Shabab militants is killed in a drive-by shooting in Mombasa, sparking violent protests.
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Somali Olympic runner 'drowned'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:03
related countries: Libya Libya

Somali Olympic athlete Samia Yusuf Omar drowned trying to reach Europe on a migrant boat from Libya.
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EU anti-piracy fight 'must go on'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 2:21

The EU should continue to use warships to tackle pirates off the coast of Somalia following a reduction in kidnappings, a Lords committee says.
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Somali MPs in landmark meeting

Monday, August 20th 2012, 21:24

Somalia's first formal parliament in more than 20 years is sworn in in the capital, Mogadishu, with the new MPs preparing to elect a new president.
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VIDEO: Would you open a Somali beach cafe?

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:57
related places: Mogadishu

The BBC's Andrew Harding reports from Mogadishu which is experiencing a period of stability and economic investment.
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Can expatriate Somalis rebuild their country?

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 10:52

Why corruption is a cause of concern for Somalis
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VIDEO: Somalia prepares for elections

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:30

Somalia is preparing for presidential elections after enjoying a period of relative stability following years of conflict.
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US jails Somali pirate go-between

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

A Somali man who acted as a hostage negotiator during the hijacking of an American yacht has been given 12 life sentences by a US judge.
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Somali athletes 'to return home'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of two Somali athletes competing at the Olympic Games denies they are seeking asylum in the UK, but tells the BBC they are worried about threats.
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'One dead' in Nairobi explosion

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 17:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

One person dies and several are wounded in an explosion in a mainly Somali district of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
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VIDEO: Pakistanis released by Somali pirates

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 13:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

After 21 months being held captive by Somali pirates, seven Pakistani crew members from the hijacked ship the MV Albedo are released and reunited with their families.
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'Fantasy land' of Somalia's constitution

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 17:36

Can a new constitution stop Somali women being 'mutilated'?
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Audio slideshow: A surgeon in Somalia

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 23:16

Surgeon tells of reaching remote Somali town, in sound and images
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Somali leaders back constitution

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:16

A gathering of Somali leaders backs a new constitution, paving the way for a new government to be formed later this month after two decades of warfare.
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Famous Somali comedian shot dead

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 8:31
related places: Mogadishu

One of Somalia's best known comedians is to be buried after being shot dead at his home in the capital, Mogadishu by two unidentified men.
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US man admits al-Shabab charges

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chicago

A US man pleads guilty in a court in Chicago to trying to provide support for hardline Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Stranded Somalis 'rescued at sea'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 12:27
related countries: Italy Italy

About 90 Somali migrants stranded on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea for more than four days have been rescued, an Italian news agency and relatives say.
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UK troops 'aid Somali AU force'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

The UK has established a small military presence in Somalia to advise the African Union force in Mogadishu, the British Ministry of Defence confirms.
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A Somali migrant's journey

Friday, July 20th 2012, 23:44

The horrors witnessed by a fleeing Somali refugee
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VIDEO: Somalia still needs support amid famine

Friday, July 20th 2012, 13:59

The UN declared a famine in parts of Somalia this time last year when a drought was blighting a vast area of east Africa.
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Somalia: 10 things we've learnt this week

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:08

And nine other things we have learnt about the chaos of Somalia
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China aids rescue of Taiwan crew

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 10:42
related countries: China China, Madagascar Madagascar, Taiwan Taiwan

A Chinese navy vessel takes the crew of a Taiwanese trawler to safety after they were released by Somali pirates following ransom talks.
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Somali anger at corruption report

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 18:23

Somalia's interim government denies allegations of massive corruption contained in a leaked UN report.
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Somali refugees top million mark

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:15

More than a million Somalis have now fled the war-torn nation for neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency says.
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Aid agencies make Kenya appeal

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 12:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Aid agencies operating in a refugee camp near Kenya's Somali border warn they are facing a funding shortfall, putting tens of thousands at risk.
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Kenyan workers seized in Somalia

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Sweden Sweden

Three Kenyans working for a Swedish relief agency are kidnapped in north-central Somalia by gunmen suspected of being linked to pirates.
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Somali militant base 'captured'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:56

Somali government soldiers and African Union troops have seized a major Islamist militant training base, a Somali army commander tells the BBC.
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