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Al-Shabab Twitter feed stopped again

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:27

The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab is suspended for a second time.
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Swedish politician shot in Somalia

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Mogadishu

Gunmen kill two men and wound a Swedish female politician in an attack in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police say.
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'Al-Shabab raid' kills Kenya police

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 9:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Garissa

Four Kenyan police officers are shot dead by suspected al-Shabab militants near Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, officials say.
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Somalia hit by severe polio outbreak

Friday, August 16th 2013, 15:30

The UN warns of a severe outbreak of polio in Somalia, days after a medical charity pulled out of the country, citing insecurity.
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AU troops 'gang-raped Somali woman'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:13
related places: Mogadishu

The African Union force in Somalia says it is investigating an alleged gang rape involving its troops in the capital, Mogadishu.
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MSF closes operations in Somalia

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 16:36

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announces that it is closing all its programmes in Somalia after 22 years due to attacks on its staff.
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UK aid seized by Somali militants

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Humanitarian aid worth £480,000 - funded by UK taxpayers - was seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia, the Department for International Development confirms.
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Military plane crashes in Mogadishu

Friday, August 9th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Mogadishu

An Ethiopian Air Force cargo plane bursts into flames on landing at the airport in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing four crew.
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Somali pirates face life in prison

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:49
related countries: United States United States

A US jury recommends that three Somali pirates be sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 killing of four Americans off the coast of East Africa.
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Kenya hostages in family reunion

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 17:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two freed Kenyan hostages have an emotional reunion with their families, after being held captive for about 19 months by militant Islamists in Somalia.
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Somalia bomb targets Turkish mission

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 16:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb outside a building housing Turkish embassy staff in the Somali capital Mogadishu kills at least two people, according to officials.
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My six months as a hostage

Friday, July 26th 2013, 3:04

The woman held hostage by the pirates who killed her husband
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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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