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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

Al-Shabab lose major Somali town

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 17:30
related places: Afmadow

African Union and government forces in Somalia capture the southern town of Afmadow, an important strategic base for al-Shabab militants.
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Somalia peace conference opens

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 12:02

World leaders and Somali politicians start talks in Istanbul on how to end decades of anarchy in Somalia, ahead of a leadership change in August.
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Taking on the monster of Somali piracy

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:06

Will a new private navy scare off Somali pirates?
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Somali president convoy ambushed

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 17:23

Somalia's president escapes unharmed from an ambush by Islamist militants on his convoy after a visit to newly captured Afgoye town.
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Key Somali militant town 'taken'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 14:31

African Union (AU) forces in Somalia say they have captured a strategic town near the capital, Mogadishu, after Islamist militants pulled out.
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Somalia's leaders agree deadline

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 11:20

Leaders of Somalia's disparate factions agree a historic deal to elect a new president by 20 August to end the country's two-decade political crisis.
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Thousands flee Somalia advance

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 14:13

Thousands of Somalis flee fighting as African Union troops advance on Afgoye, a stronghold near the capital of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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Bombs kill soldiers in Mogadishu

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 18:37
related places: Mogadishu

Somali government soldiers are among five people killed in two bomb attacks in the capital Mogadishu blamed on al-Shabab Islamist fighters.
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Somali expat 'thanked' for being rich

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 10:39

Expat millionaire 'thanked' by poor Somalis for being rich
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VIDEO: EU forces in attack on Somalian pirates

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:42

EU naval forces have conducted their first raid on pirate bases on the Somali mainland, saying they have destroyed several boats.
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EU forces raid Somali pirate base

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 15:50

EU naval forces conduct their first raid on pirate bases on the Somali mainland, saying they have destroyed several boats.
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Pirates 'seize' tanker near Oman

Friday, May 11th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Greece Greece, Oman Oman

A Greek-owned oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea near Oman, the ship's operator says.
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VIDEO: Kenya trial Briton linked to 7/7 bomber

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 22:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mombasa

A British man has gone on trial in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, accused of plotting bomb attacks and of having links to Islamist militants in Somalia.
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Thursday, May 10th 2012, 16:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jermaine Grant, a Briton on trial in Kenya for an alleged bomb plot, was linked to the widow of a 7/7 London bomber, the prosecution alleges.
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Briton in court over Kenya plot

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man accused of links to Somalia's Islamist extremists appears in court in Kenya for allegedly plotting a bomb attack.
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VIDEO: Face to face with a Somali pirate

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 8:36

The BBC gained rare access to a Somaliland prison to speak to convicted Somali pirates held there and heard a suprising defence for their notorious actions.
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Somalia MPs die in suicide attack

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 17:40

Seven people, including two MPs, are killed in a suicide attack in central Somalia, which the al-Shabab group says it carried out.
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Model's return to war-ravaged Somalia

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK model questions her fate if she had remained in Somalia
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Friday, April 27th 2012, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

A US jury convicts a Somali man of piracy for serving as a hostage negotiator in the hijacking of a US yacht where all four on board were killed.
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VIDEO: Increased landmine risk in Mogadishu

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:47
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali government is trying to raise the public's awareness of the increased dangers of landmines in the capital Mogadishu.
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Somali women escape to the gym

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 23:47

After years of war, Somalia's women escape to the gym
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VIDEO: Somali handcrafted clothes in decline

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:38

Young Somalis are shunning traditional garments for more fashionable, imported clothes.
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Warning of poor rains for Somalia

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:38

Poor rainfall forecast for Somalia threatens its recovery from last year's devastating famine, aid agencies say.
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Somali Islamists enter Puntland

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 13:12

A number of al-Shabab militants, including senior officials, move north to the mountains of semi-autonomous Puntland after being pushed out of central Somalia, Puntland's president tells the BBC.
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Somalia market bombing kills 12

Monday, April 9th 2012, 20:56
related places: Baidoa

At least 12 people are killed and dozens injured as a bomb explodes in a market area of the central Somalia town of Baidoa.
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Somalia market bombing kills 12

Monday, April 9th 2012, 20:56
related places: Baidoa

At least 12 people are killed and dozens injured as a bomb explodes in a market area of the central Somalia town of Baidoa.
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VIDEO: Somalia blast kills sport officials

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 18:38
related places: Mogadishu

The head of Somalia's Olympic committee and its football chief are among eight people killed in a bomb attack on a high-profile event in Mogadishu.
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Bomb kills Somali sport officials

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:08
related places: Mogadishu

The heads of Somalia's Olympic committee and football association are among eight people killed by a bomb blast in Mogadishu's newly reopened national theatre.
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In pictures: Mogadishu's fish market

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 8:28
related places: Mogadishu

Images as Mogadishu's fish market returns to life
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Pirates seize ship off Maldives

Monday, March 26th 2012, 21:40
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Maldives officials say Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo ship and 23 crew - the first such seizure in the island chain's waters.
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Al-Shabab forces lose Somali base

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian forces and pro-Somali government troops capture a major base from al-Shabab militants, residents say.
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EU approves pirate base attacks

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:32

The European Union expands its mission against Somali pirates, by allowing military forces to attack land targets as well as those at sea.
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Somalia ex-President Yusuf dies

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 13:18
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Somali ex-warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed - the first president of the country's interim government - dies aged 77 in the United Arab Emirates.
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Freed UK hostage set to fly home

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 7:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A woman kidnapped from a remote beach resort in Kenya and held hostage in Somalia for more than six months is preparing to return home to Britain.
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UK woman kidnapped in Kenya freed

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 18:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of a British hostage pay a ransom to secure her release in Somalia, six months after she was captured and her husband killed in Kenya.
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Somali national theatre reopens

Monday, March 19th 2012, 19:05
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali National Theatre reopens in Mogadishu more than two decades after it was closed amid civil war.
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Somali refugees killed by mortars

Monday, March 19th 2012, 11:38
related places: Mogadishu

A Somali family of four are among six people killed as militants fire mortars on a refugee camp near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, officials say.
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First Somali advance from capital

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:27
related places: Mogadishu

Somali government troops, backed by African Union forces, have for the first time seized an area outside the capital Mogadishu from the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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Why is Uganda fighting in 'hellish' Somalia?

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:18
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Wounded Ugandan soldier tells of Somalia mission
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Suicide bomber hits Somali city

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 13:38
related places: Mogadishu

At least five people are killed in a suicide bomb attack by the gates of the presidential palace in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, officials say.
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VIDEO: Ships take up arms against pirates

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 23:29

As Somali piracy grows as a threat for vessels sailing in the Gulf of Aden, an increasing number of ships are using armed security teams to protect themselves.
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Arming up to deter Somali Pirates

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 16:37

On board an oil tanker in waters roamed by pirates
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VIDEO: BBC correspondent's pirate 'drama'

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:45

The BBC's Security Correspondent Frank Gardner reports from a tanker in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia, following a recent increase in pirate attacks there.
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