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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

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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Somali rebels ambush Ethiopians

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Islamist militants of al-Shabab ambush Ethiopian troops in central Somalia, resulting in dozens of casualties, reports say.
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VIDEO: Taking on pirates in the Gulf of Aden

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:32

Over the past 20 years, poverty, poor governance and a flood of weapons into Somalia have combined to make piracy a growing problem for ships sailing the Gulf of Aden.
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Turkey begins flights to Somalia

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Mogadishu

Turkish Airlines begins a twice-weekly service to Somalia's capital, the first major carrier from outside the East Africa to land in Mogadishu in more than 20 years.
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'Masked men' kill Somali reporter

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:45

Gunmen in Somalia shoot dead a journalist in the north-central town of Galkayo - the third such killing this year.
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Visiting al-Shabab's fallen stronghold

Monday, March 5th 2012, 2:40
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

BBC visits Somali town seized from Islamists by Ethiopian troops
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Key Somali militant base captured

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 12:34

A major base of Somalia's al-Shabab militants is captured on the outskirts of the capital in an offensive by government troops backed by African Union forces.
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Somali militants in surprise raid

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 17:06

Islamist militants make a surprise attack on a south-western town used by government-backed Somali troops as a base to launch assaults.
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Somali gunmen murder journalist

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 19:37

The head of a private Somali radio station shut down by Islamist militants is killed outside his home, an eyewitness tells the BBC.
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Two dead in Denmark piracy raid

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 16:29
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The Danish Navy says two hostages have been killed as a Danish warship confronted a pirate vessel off the coast of Somalia.
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Signs of normality in Mogadishu

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 1:47
related places: Mogadishu

Traffic policemen return to the streets of Mogadishu
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Somalia strike 'kills militants'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 12:55

An air strike in al-Shabab-held southern Somalia kills four people, including three foreigners, eyewitnesses tell the BBC.
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Will the world help or hinder Somalia?

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 21:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Has the London conference helped reshape failed state?
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Leaders back Somali terror fight

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 19:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World leaders pledge support for political and military measures to fight Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab, after a conference in London.
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VIDEO: 'We are scared of tomorrow'

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 13:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has called on the international community to help secure his war-torn nation's future, at a major conference in London.
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Italy chided over Africa migrants

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:47
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Italy Italy, Libya Libya

The European Court of Human Rights says Italy violated the rights of Eritrean and Somali migrants by sending them back to Libya.
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