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Somali remittances granted reprieve

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 13:43

Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction preventing Barclays from cutting its banking services.
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Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 19:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Six Somali men are convicted of piracy and weapons possession by a Spanish court after they attempt to board a Spanish warship off Somalia in 2012.
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Top Islamists 'killed' in Somalia

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 9:21

An air strike in southern Somalia kills two senior commanders of militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, residents tell the BBC.
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Somali police storm radio station

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 17:48
related places: Mogadishu

Police in Somalia storm the Mogadishu headquarters of the independent radio station, Shabelle, forcing it off air.
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Al-Shabab commander 'had time in UK'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A senior Islamist militant who was the target of a recent abortive US special forces raid in Somalia had spent time in the UK, his friends tell the BBC.
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Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A list of almost 50 people from Britain who have links to Somali militants al-Shabab - and related organisations - is compiled by the BBC.
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Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Combined Maritime Force, under British command, catches pirates believed to have been responsible for two attacks off the Somali coast.
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Deadly Somali bomb targets soldiers

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 13:23
related places: Beledweyne

At least 16 people are killed after a suicide bomber blows himself up in a crowded restaurant in the central Somali town of Beledweyne.
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UK Muslims warned of militant threat

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Muslims who speak out against extremism are being warned they could be targeted by members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
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Somali pirate arrested in sting

Monday, October 14th 2013, 19:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A suspected Somali pirate leader is arrested in Belgium after being lured there by undercover agents who said they wanted to make a film about him.
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Shabab fighters deploy after US raid

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:47
related countries: United States United States

Somali militant group al-Shabab sends extra fighters to the town of Barawe, where US commandos tried to seize one of its leaders on Saturday, residents tell the BBC.
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US commandos hit Islamists in Africa

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US special forces carry out two separate raids in Africa - capturing al-Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby in Libya and targeting al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Militants 'attacked on Somali coast'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:59

Islamist fighters in Somalia say Western forces have carried out a raid on a militant base in the southern town of Barawe.
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In prison with al-Shabab: What drives Somali militants?

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 0:08

What sharing a cell revealed about Somali militant mindset
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Somali remittances reprieve welcomed

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK banking giant Barclays' decision to delay closing the account of leading Somali money-transfer operator Dahabshiil is welcomed by the charity, Oxfam.
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Kenya MPs to call for camps to close

Monday, September 30th 2013, 18:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan parliamentary committee is to call for camps for Somali refugees to close in the wake of the Westgate mall attack, a top MP tells the BBC.
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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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