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Spanish hostages freed from Somalia

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Spain Spain

Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped in Kenya nearly two years ago and held over the border in Somali have been freed, their employer says.
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The plight of forgotten Somali pirate hostages

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:40

Held for two years, no money for pirate ransom and a sunk boat
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Kenya 'not flouting UN charcoal ban'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya dismisses a UN report accusing its troops in Somalia of aiding charcoal exports in defiance of a UN ban imposed to cut militant funding.
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'Suicide attack' hits Somali capital

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:41
related places: Mogadishu

At least five people are killed in a suicide attack targeting African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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Somali fears over Barclays shutdown

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Barclays bank is closing about 100 UK accounts of businesses that transfer cash to Somalia and elsewhere, over fears that they enable money laundering.
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Car explodes in Somalia market

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 11:02
related places: Mogadishu

A car carrying police officials has exploded inside the main market in Somalia's capital after a hand grenade was thrown into it, an official tells the BBC.
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Somali leader's plane 'catches fire'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 9:58
related places: Mogadishu

A plane carrying the Somali president is forced to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu after one of its engines reportedly caught fire.
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Leak reveals Somali-Kenya rift

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalia's UN-backed government has accused Kenyan troops - its supposed allies - of causing factional fighting in the key port of Kismayo, an accidentally leaked letter reveals.
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Will Somali Islamist purge strengthen al-Shabab?

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 1:32

Have hardline militants become more powerful after internal "coup"?
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Top Somali Islamist questioned

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 15:00
related places: Mogadishu

A top Somali Islamist, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, is being questioned in the capital Mogadishu following his arrival there on Saturday.
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Top Islamist flown to Mogadishu

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:09
related places: Mogadishu

A top Islamist in Somalia, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, arrives in the capital Mogadishu amid reports of a split in the al-Shabab group.
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Somali Islamist 'not surrendering'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 11:15

A key al-Shabab leader in Somalia, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, has so far refused to surrender, elders from his clan tell the BBC.
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Barclays faces pressure over Somalia

Monday, June 24th 2013, 18:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is being urged to stop Barclays closing the last account in Somalia which allows the country's citizens overseas to send money back home.
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Grenade attack in Kenya kills 15

Monday, June 24th 2013, 3:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya

A grenade attack kills at least 15 people in the north-east of Kenya, close to the borders of Somalia and Ethiopia.
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'Deadly Islamist feud' in Somalia

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 13:20

Fighting between factions of al-Shabab takes place near the Somali coast, witnesses say - the first reported clashes within the Islamist militant group.
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UN condemns 'despicable' Somali raid

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 9:28

UN head Ban Ki-moon expresses outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed at least 15 people.
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Deadly attack on Somalia UN office

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 15:53
related places: Mogadishu

At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Piracy in West Africa tops Somalia's

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 14:49

Piracy off the coast of West Africa has now overtaken Somali piracy, a report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and other seafarers' groups says.
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Kenya children killed in ambush

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Six people, including two schoolchildren, are killed in an ambush near Kenya's border with Somalia, Kenyan police say.
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The Somali fisherman abducted and abandoned in Paris

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 0:01
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Somali fisherman abducted and jailed in Paris
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Somalis flee deadly Kismayo fighting

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 11:25

People flee the southern Somali port of Kismayo after fighting flares between two self-declared leaders of the strategic city and surrounding area.
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Somali rivals clash in Kismayo

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:23

Seven people die in the southern Somali port of Kismayo in fighting between two self-declared leaders of the strategic city and surrounding area, residents say.
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Somalis march against SA attacks

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Members of the Somali community in South Africa march to parliament in Cape Town against a recent wave of attacks against foreigners.
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Key Somali militant 'captured'

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 12:36

The head of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia's north-eastern region of Puntland has been captured, an official tells the BBC.
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Somali 'pirates' in US deaths trial

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 19:33
related countries: United States United States

The trial of three alleged Somali pirates charged with the 2011 murder of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of East Africa is set to begin.
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Suspected US drone crash in Somalia

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:34
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US drone crashes in the southern Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, according to reports.
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Somali militants launch Kenya raid

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya

At least six people are killed in an attack by Somali militants on police posts over the Kenyan border, Kenya's police say.
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Mogadishu culture shock for diaspora Somalis

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 17:24

Mogadishu culture shock for returning Somalis
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The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 23:46

The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
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VIDEO: City lit up after 20 years in dark

Friday, May 17th 2013, 19:38
related places: Mogadishu

After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.
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US jails four for al-Shabab activity

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 6:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

Four men are given prison sentences in the US state of Minnesota in connection with the recruitment of fighters for a Somali militant group.
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VIDEO: Cameron: Somalia making real progress

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 22:22

Somalia is making real progress in trying to end more than two decades of conflict according to David Cameron.
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Somalia's leader hails 'new era'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia has entered a new era that will herald the end of more than two decades of conflict.
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Somali struggle for unity continues

Monday, May 6th 2013, 23:04

Andrew Harding reports on Somalia's fight to keep the peace
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VIDEO: The challenge of rebuilding Somalia

Monday, May 6th 2013, 17:57

After years of civil war with Islamist rebels, the Somali government is working hard to rebuild the country and guarantee peace for its people.
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Somalia's fight to harness the power of Mogadishu port

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:29
related places: Mogadishu

Trade in lemons and spaghetti highlights Somalia's progress
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VIDEO: Deadly blast hits Mogadishu convoy

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:29
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb has exploded near a government convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadly car bomb hits Mogadishu

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 12:14
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb has exploded near a government convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least eleven people, officials say.
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Deadly blast hits Mogadishu convoy

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 8:58
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb explodes near a government convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people, according to officials.
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VIDEO: Somalia: What you need to know

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 9:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

BBC Somali's Farhan Jimale outlines what people need to know about Somalia, as an international conference takes place with the governments of the UK and Somalia in London on 7 May.
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Somalia famine 'killed 260,000'

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 17:25

The UN food agency says action should have been taken earlier, after a study finds nearly 260,000 people died during the recent famine in Somalia.
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WI 'pirates' welcome hostage victim

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 17:12

A former ship's captain held hostage by Somali pirates gets a red-faced welcome from fancy dress pirates at a Devon Women's Institute.
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Friday, April 26th 2013, 9:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's deputy chief prosecutor is shot dead by three masked men in Mogadishu, officials say - shortly after the UK reopens its embassy in the city.
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Hague opens new embassy in Somalia

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

Foreign Secretary William Hague opens a new British embassy in Mogadishu - the first time the UK has had an embassy in Somalia since 1991.
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VIDEO: Somaliland backs Somalia intervention

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:13

BBC's Mark Doyle speaks to The Ahmed Silanyo, President, self-declared, of Somaliland, about relations with its troubled neighbour, Somalia.
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