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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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Somali struggle for unity continues

Monday, May 6th 2013, 23:04

Andrew Harding reports on Somalia's fight to keep the peace
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VIDEO: The challenge of rebuilding Somalia

Monday, May 6th 2013, 17:57

After years of civil war with Islamist rebels, the Somali government is working hard to rebuild the country and guarantee peace for its people.
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Somalia's fight to harness the power of Mogadishu port

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:29
related places: Mogadishu

Trade in lemons and spaghetti highlights Somalia's progress
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VIDEO: Deadly blast hits Mogadishu convoy

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:29
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb has exploded near a government convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadly car bomb hits Mogadishu

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 12:14
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb has exploded near a government convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least eleven people, officials say.
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Deadly blast hits Mogadishu convoy

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 8:58
related places: Mogadishu

A car bomb explodes near a government convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people, according to officials.
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VIDEO: Somalia: What you need to know

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 9:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

BBC Somali's Farhan Jimale outlines what people need to know about Somalia, as an international conference takes place with the governments of the UK and Somalia in London on 7 May.
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Somalia famine 'killed 260,000'

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 17:25

The UN food agency says action should have been taken earlier, after a study finds nearly 260,000 people died during the recent famine in Somalia.
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WI 'pirates' welcome hostage victim

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 17:12

A former ship's captain held hostage by Somali pirates gets a red-faced welcome from fancy dress pirates at a Devon Women's Institute.
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Friday, April 26th 2013, 9:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's deputy chief prosecutor is shot dead by three masked men in Mogadishu, officials say - shortly after the UK reopens its embassy in the city.
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Hague opens new embassy in Somalia

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mogadishu

Foreign Secretary William Hague opens a new British embassy in Mogadishu - the first time the UK has had an embassy in Somalia since 1991.
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VIDEO: Somaliland backs Somalia intervention

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:13

BBC's Mark Doyle speaks to The Ahmed Silanyo, President, self-declared, of Somaliland, about relations with its troubled neighbour, Somalia.
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'Foreigners' behind Somalia bombings

Monday, April 15th 2013, 17:50
related places: Mogadishu

Foreign fighters were involved in Sunday's bomb and gun attacks in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, says the prime minister.
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Deadly attack on Somali courthouse

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 16:33
related places: Mogadishu

At least 19 people are killed in bomb and gun attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu, including an assault on the main courts.
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IMF recognises Somali government

Friday, April 12th 2013, 23:17

The International Monetary Fund recognises the government of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, restoring relations with Mogadishu after 22 years.
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Somalia's cycle of sexual violence

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:58

The Somali women who face being raped by security forces
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US approves military aid to Somalia

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:32
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama clears the way for the US to give military assistance to Somalia, saying it would "promote world peace".
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Key road 'reopened' in Somalia

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 19:05
related places: Baidoa

The main road linking Somalia's capital to the strategic city of Baidoa is totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union says.
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VIDEO: Nightlife returns to Mogadishu

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 17:23
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali capital is enjoying a revival of its nightlife scene as relative peace and stability return
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Displaced Somalis 'abused and raped'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 1:15

Somalis fleeing famine and conflict suffer sexual violence and other abuse in camps in the capital, says Human Rights Watch.
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Deadly car bomb in Somali capital

Monday, March 18th 2013, 18:06
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 people are killed and 20 wounded by a massive car bomb in the centre of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police and hospital staff say.
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Somalia frees rape row journalist

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 13:09

Somalia's Supreme Court frees a journalist imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by security forces.
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UN eases Somalia weapons embargo

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 16:59

The UN Security Council authorises the partial lifting of the ban on selling weapons to Somalia - the world's oldest such embargo.
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Somali 'false rape victim' cleared

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 12:50

A Somali court acquits a woman given a jail term after alleging she was raped by security forces, but a journalist convicted with her will stay in prison.
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VIDEO: Somalia's women in driving seat

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 18:18

Women in Somalia are enjoying the independence of driving, after nearly two years of living under the strict rule of al-Shabaab.
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Deadly shooting at Kenya mosque

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 11:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Seven people have been shot dead in an attack on a mosque in north-eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, officials say.
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Somali 'false rape victim' guilty

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 19:26

A woman who accused Somalia's security forces of raping her is given a year jail term for making a false accusation and insulting a government body.
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US Christmas tree plotter guilty

Friday, February 1st 2013, 1:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas, Oregon

A Somali-American man is found guilty of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the US state of Oregon.
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Anger at Somali 'false rape' case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 13:30

A human rights group urges Somali authorities to drop 'false accusation' charges against a woman who accused security forces of raping her.
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Suicide attack at Somali compound

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 13:58
related places: Mogadishu

Two people are killed in a suicide attack at the gate to the compound housing the offices of Somalia's president and prime minister.
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Somali women seek a brighter future in Mogadishu

Monday, January 28th 2013, 0:54
related places: Mogadishu

The women leaving well-paid jobs in the West for a former war zone
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Al-Shabab Twitter account stopped

Friday, January 25th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab is suspended, after it was used to threaten to kill Kenyan hostages.
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Somali leader plea to diaspora

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 7:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pleads for help from thousands of Somalis in Minnesota, a day after gaining official US recognition.
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US recognises Somali government

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

The US has officially recognised Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, paving the way for US and international economic aid.
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French agent 'killed in Somalia'

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:45
related countries: France France

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed French intelligence agent Denis Allex in retaliation for a failed French operation to free him.
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Al-Shabab 'to kill' French agent

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:31
related countries: France France

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia say they will kill French agent, Denis Allex, who France said had already died in a failed rescue attempt.
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French soldier 'dies in Somalia'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 14:32
related countries: France France

Rebels in Somalia say a second French soldier died after the failed attempt to free hostage Denis Allex, adding that his fate will soon be revealed.
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French soldier dies in Somali raid

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 13:00
related countries: France France

A French soldier is killed in Somalia during a failed operation to free a hostage who is also believed to have died, the defence minister says.
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Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' quits

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 14:29

A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin and known by his nickname "Big Mouth" renounces crime, a community leader in Somalia confirms to the BBC.
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VIDEO: Somali refugees begin to return home

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 13:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somali refugees living in Kenya have begun to return home.
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