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VIDEO: Meet al-Shabab's Kenyan 'recruiter'

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 21:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The BBC's Panorama programme has spent two weeks tracking al-Shabab's recruitment network from Kenya to Somalia.
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Meet al-Shabab's Kenyan 'recruiter'

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 23:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya

How young recruits are taken to fight in Somalia
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Crossing the al-Shabab frontline

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:49

Crossing the frontline of Somalia's struggle against extremists
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VIDEO: Battling al-Shabab in Somalia

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 22:19

Kenya's role in supporting a UN-backed government in neighbouring Somalia - a traditional al-Shabab stronghold - has made it a target for the group for many years.
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'No women involved' in Kenya attack

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 19:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Islamist group al-Shabab denies women were involved in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, amid speculation a British woman was among the militants.
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US-Somalis condemn Nairobi attack

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Nairobi, Minnesota

US-Somalis in Minnesota decry the Nairobi mall attack amid claims one or two of the suspected al-Shabab militants involved were from the US state.
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VIDEO: The battle to secure Somalia

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 16:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The Somali Islamist al-Shabab movement has said it carried out an attack on a shopping centre in Nairobi in retaliation for Kenyan military operations in Somalia.
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VIDEO: On patrol with AU troops in Somalia

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 21:53

The BBC's Mark Doyle spent time with Sierra Leonean peacekeeping troops in the city of Kismayo in Somalia.
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Kenya 'united' as stand-off goes on

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 20:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya's president says the country is united after a deadly attack by militants on a shopping centre now besieged by security forces.
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Al-Shabab claims Nairobi attack

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 2:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Somali militant group Al-Shabab tells the BBC it carried out an attack on a Nairobi shopping centre in which at least 39 people died, and where hostages remain trapped.
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Uganda suspends Somalia peacekeepers

Monday, September 16th 2013, 17:55
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda suspends 20 senior army officers accused of corruption in Somalia while battling Islamist militants as part of an African Union force, a Ugandan army spokesman tells the BBC.
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EU in 'New Deal' pledge for Somalia

Monday, September 16th 2013, 17:09

Donors pledge 1.8bn euros ($2.4bn; £1.5bn) to help Somalia recover from more than two decades of conflict, by promoting peace and development.
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Mogadishu evictions led to 'abuses'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:45
related places: Mogadishu

Amnesty International denounces the eviction of tens of thousands of homeless people from makeshift camps in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Fatwa issued against al-Shabab

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 14:41

Some 160 Somali religious scholars issue a fatwa denouncing al-Shabab, saying the militant group has no place in Islam.
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Western jihadis 'killed in Somalia'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Two top Islamist militants, from the US and UK, have been killed in Somalia after falling out with al-Shabab, witnesses say.
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Somalia bids to send 1m to school

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 16:26

The authorities in Somalia launch a campaign to get one million more children into schools, a bid backed by the UN children's agency.
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Militants claim Mogadishu bombing

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 18:18
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it bombed a popular restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, killing 15 people.
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Deadly blasts hit Somali restaurant

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 17:34
related places: Mogadishu

Explosions at the popular Village restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu have killed at least 15 people, police say.
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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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