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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 appoints first female FM

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 17:52

Somalia is to get its first female foreign minister, Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon.
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Bombers attack Somali restaurant

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 13:39
related places: Mogadishu

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up trying to enter a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least one person.
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Uganda 'to pull out of Somalia'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 18:03
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda Uganda

Uganda will withdraw its troops from international missions because of accusations it is arming Congolese rebels, its security minister says.
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Somali forces make mass arrests

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 15:32

Nearly 400 people suspected of supporting al-Shabab have been arrested in a major security operation in Kismayo, officials in the city tell the BBC.
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Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:27
related places: Mogadishu

A popular Somali poet and songwriter, who was critical of Islamist fighters and wrote songs urging people to join the police, is killed in Mogadishu.
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Top Somali general dies in ambush

Monday, October 29th 2012, 12:34

Somali military commander Mohamed Ibrahim Farah dies in an ambush - the first general in Somalia to be killed by al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist fighters.
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VIDEO: The first street lights in Somalia

Monday, October 29th 2012, 12:15
related places: Mogadishu

Roadside lighting has been placed on the famous Mecca Mukarama Avenue, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after two decades of darkness.
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Uganda reviews Somali operation

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:56
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda Uganda

Uganda says it has been stabbed in the back by the UN over claims it backs DR Congo rebels - and is reviewing the presence of its troops in Somalia.
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Somaliland reporter assassinated

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 14:09

A reporter in the breakaway republic of Somaliland is killed by gunmen - the 16th journalist to be killed in Somalia this year.
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Somali pirate attacks: Sharp fall

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 11:13

The number of ships attacked by Somali pirates has fallen dramatically this year, the International Maritime Bureau says.
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AU agrees to leave Somali stadium

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:12

African Union troops agree to a request from the Somali Football Federation to vacate the national stadium, hopefully in time for a tournament in December.
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Somali militants 'arms seized'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 10:16
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A huge consignment of arms said to have come from Yemen for suspected Islamist militants is seized in Somalia, an official tells the BBC.
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Kenya 'can try' Somali pirates

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Court of Appeal rules that the country's courts can try suspected pirates, overturning a previous ruling.
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Somalis want AU to leave stadium

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 16:31

The Somali Football Federation (SFF) asks African Union troops to vacate the country's national stadium so it can be used again for sports events.
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Somalia MPs approve new premier

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 16:47
related places: Mogadishu

Parliamentarians unanimously back Abdi Farah Shirdon, a former businessman, as Somalia's new prime minister in a vote of confidence in Mogadishu.
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VIDEO: New security push in Somali capital

Monday, October 15th 2012, 15:44
related places: Mogadishu

Somali and African Union troops are launching a new security campaign in Mogadishu to prevent militant attacks.
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Twin blasts shake Kenyan capital

Friday, October 12th 2012, 19:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Two blasts have struck in a predominantly Somali area of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, wounding at least one police officer, reports say.
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Al-Shabab bans Muslim aid group

Monday, October 8th 2012, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali militants ban one of the last foreign aid agencies still working in areas under their control - UK-based Islamic relief.
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AU and Somali troops secure town

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:39

AU and Somali troops secure the town of Wanla Weyn, as they continue to advance into territory formerly controlled by al-Shabab.
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VIDEO: Somali police recruits females

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:05
related places: Mogadishu

For the first time in 20 years, the Somali Police Academy in Mogadishu has started accepting female students.
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Blast as troops patrol Kismayo

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:19

A loud explosion is heard as Somali government troops and African Union forces take control of Kismayo after Islamist militants pull out.
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Troops enter Somalia's Kismayo

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:51

Somali government and African Union troops enter the port city of Kismayo, a former stronghold of the al-Shabab militant Islamist group.
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Rebels fend off Kismayo assault

Friday, September 28th 2012, 17:57

Islamist militants in southern Somalia are holding onto their last major stronghold, Kismayo, despite an assault by African Union forces.
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Sea assault on Somali rebel city

Friday, September 28th 2012, 14:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

African Union forces launch a pre-dawn beach assault in an attempt to seize the Somali port of Kismayo, the last major Islamist militant stronghold.
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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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